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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

ca_oregon, January 4, 2013

I didn't read this book for the first time this year, but I came back to it after seeing the film. It's such a poignant story told with great sensitivity and generosity of human difficulties. The mystery of it propels it forward while one grieves along with the main character and wonders how one can cope. Of all of the things I've read or seen that deal with 9/11, this still stands out to me as one of the best. It's powerful on first reading and on subsequent re-readings.
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