The Submission

What would happen if the selected architect of a 9/11 memorial at ground-zero turned out to be a Muslim-American? How would Americans react to the news? There are no easy answers to the questions raised in Amy Waldman’s debut novel. 

The One Book/One New Paltz Committee has selected The Submission, by Amy Waldman, for our 2012 community read.  In Library Journal, Sally Bissell remarks that this book “is an insightful, courageous, heartbreaking work that should be read, discussed, then read again.” According to Bissell, the author “dares readers to confront their own complicated prejudices steeped in faith, culture, and class.”

Learn more about The Submission from the author’s website:

Or CLICK HERE to listen to a recent interview on WAMC Northeast Public Radio’s “The Roundtable” with Joe Donahue and Amy Waldman.

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