Ten years ago, the events of September 11th reshaped America. The resulting changes have been captured in a wide range of memoirs, biographies and other nonfiction titles, and have also influenced much of the fiction literature written over the last decade. Throughout the month of September you can browse many of these books on our special Library display, or view the booklist online.
Just a few months ago, I was fortunate to be in New York City and visit the site of the Twin Towers. Without even making it to the actual memorial site, I found the experience to be very powerful as the emotions and images of 9/11 swept over me once again.
It’s not easy reliving those events, but it is worthwhile to make time to once again be grateful for – and honor – the bravery, heroism and self-sacrifice demonstrated by so many during those difficult days.