10 best books of September: the Monitor's picks

It's fall – time to return to the art of indoor reading. And a bumper crop of strong fall titles are making it easy to do so. Here are the 10 September books most recommended by the Monitor's book critics.

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1. "Five Days at Memorial," by Sheri Fink

For five long days during and after hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans in 2005, patients and medical workers were trapped in a nightmarish scenario in the city's Memorial Hospital. Then, as the floodwaters receded, a shocking story began to circulate – that at least 20 of Memorial’s most fragile patients had been euthanized as an emergency measure. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Sheri Fink spells out the story of Memorial – and its consequences – in a book that is as excellent as it is alarming. You can see a Monitor interview with Sheri Fink here.

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