The county public library will launch its second annual One Book Charleston County initiative on Sept. 11 with “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” by Jonathan Safran Foer.

The international best-seller tells the fictional story of a New York City 9-year-old boy who learns how to deal with his father dying in the World Trade Center attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

“The prerequisite (for our choice) is that it brings something up that we can discuss and something that people would be interested in,” said Doug Henderson, the library’s executive director. “This book allows that.”

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