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All Fairfax Reads 'The Submission'

Fairfax County Library announces the title for the ninth annual community-wide adult reading program.

Fairfax County Public Library has chosen "The Submission" by Amy Waldman as the book for the ninth annual All Fairfax Reads. 

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:

2011
"Little Princes" by Conor Grennan 362.76 G

2010
"The Art of Racing in the Rain" by Garth Stein FIC STE

2009
"A Lesson Before Dying" by Ernest Gaines FIC GAI

2008
"The Uncommon Reader" by Alan Bennett FIC BEN

2007
"His Excellency: George Washington" by Joseph Ellis B WASHINGTON

2006
"Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress" by Sijie Dai FIC DAI

2005
"The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini FIC HOS

2004
"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.

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