Saturday, September 24, 2011
Sue Recommends The Submission by Amy Waldman
Picture the United States public anxiously awaiting the announcement of the winner of a contest to design the memorial to those who died in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
What would be the reaction when it is announced that the winner of a beautiful garden design is an American-born Muslim architect, the son of immigrants from India? Add to this scenario that one of the members of the jury selecting the design is the widow of one of those who died that tragic day.
Amy Walden did just that in The Submission, her first published novel. The release of this title so soon after the dedication of the actual memorial makes it so much more intense and opens your eyes to the many angry and opportunistic people who use displays of tribute to benefit their own selfish political and social causes.
Don't miss this extraordinary book!