25 Books to Remember from 2005
Annotation:Bordewich’s thoroughly researched history of the Underground Railroad compellingly examines the abolitionist movement and the nation’s shifting sentiment about slavery
Annotation:In this humorous, heartbreaking odyssey, Oskar Schell, the nine-year-old son of a man killed in the September 11 attacks, scours New York City to unravel the mystery of a key his father left behind.
Annotation:This gripping fictional account of September 11, 2001 juxtaposes the story of a family gathering on the morning of the terrorist attacks with a writer’s reflection of the event one year later. Translated from the French by Frank Wynne.
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Books to Remember is an annual list of 25 titles chosen for their ability to provide an informative or transformative reading experience for adults. Selection criteria include literary excellence, uniqueness of concept and command of subject matter. These books were selected by the following committee from the staff of The New York Public Library: Susan Chute, Frannie Crook, Malynda Dalton (Chair), Francie Einenkel, Faith Jones, Glenn Mills, Auburn Nelson. Selected titles appearing on this booklist may be available in recorded, braille or large print versions.