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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.

- Monitor staff

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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