9 best books of August: Amazon editors' favorite picks

2. The Submission, by Amy Waldman

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    The Submission, by Amy Waldman, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 320 pp.
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In The Submission, novelist Amy Waldman takes us to the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, as a jury convenes to reveal the identity of the anonymous winner of a design contest for a memorial for the victims. The architect turns out to a be Muslim, sparking a conflict that rages across the nation and forces Americans to question their perspectives on grief, art, Islam, and forgiveness.

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