Brick Lane by Monica Ali
A graceful study of Muslim immigrants in England before and after the attacks.
The Emperor’s Children by Claire Messud
Privileged New York twentysomethings cavort in spring 2001.
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
A 9-year-old puzzles through his days after his father dies at the WTC.
Harbor by Lorraine Adams
A look at the chaotic life of an illegal Algerian immigrant who scrapes by in Boston.
Netherland by Joseph O’Neill
A Dutchman takes up cricket in a traumatized, post-9/11 New York.