The 5 Best Books is a meme hosted by Cassandra at Indie Reader Houston.
To coincide with the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, this week's topic is the 5 Best Books on Recovering from Tragedy.
- The Submission by Amy Waldman. Ok, I've only just started this book but I think its subject matter is directly related to the healing process surrounding such a massive tragic event.
- Far to Go by Alison Pick. I've just finished this novel (review to come) and it shows a different perspective of recovery from the tragedy that was the Holocaust.
- The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill. I don't know that the tragedy of slavery is something from which one can recover, but Hill's Aminata is an amazing strong woman despite what she endured.
- Night by Elie Wiesel. Just the fact that Wiesel lived to tell this tale is a testament to some sort of recovery of his experiences
- Season to Taste: How I Lost My Sense of Smell and Found My Way by Molly Birnbaum. A wonderful memoir by an aspiring chef who lost her sense of smell (and almost her life) after a major car accident. Inspirational story of making lemonade when life gives you some lemons.