Waldman is a former New York Times journalist. In this, her first novel, she chronicles the debate around a fictional 9/11 memorial. “Moving . . . Eloquent . . . A coherent, timely and fascinating examination of a grieving America’s relationship with itself," said Chris Cleave in The Washington Post.
Waldman will discuss the book on Thursday, Sept. 27, as part of the Fall for the Book festival.
During this "one book, one community" project, all Fairfax County adults are encouraged to read and discuss the same book. Discussion questions are available for book groups and others who are interested.
Previous All Fairfax Reads titles, authors and library call numbers are:
"Little Princes" by Conor Grennan 362.76 G
"The Art of Racing in the Rain" by Garth Stein FIC STE
"A Lesson Before Dying" by Ernest Gaines FIC GAI
"The Uncommon Reader" by Alan Bennett FIC BEN
"His Excellency: George Washington" by Joseph Ellis B WASHINGTON
"Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress" by Sijie Dai FIC DAI
"The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini FIC HOS
"To Kill A Mockingbird" by Harper Lee FIC LEE
All Fairfax Reads is cosponsored by Friends of the Reston Regional Library and the Fairfax Library Foundation.