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2013 One Read Winner: About “The Ruins of Us” and Keija Parssinen

About the Book “The Ruins of Us” is a fast-paced work of contemporary fiction that explores the terrain of family relationships complicated by cultural conflict. After more than 20 years of marriage to wealthy Saudi Abdullah al-Baylani, Rosalie, an American … Continue reading

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Thank You for Being a Part of One Read 2013

Our sincere thanks to all of you who read or listened to “The Ruins of Us” by Keija Parssinen and joined us for one of this year’s outstanding One Read events. What an exceptional year and a great opportunity to … Continue reading

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KFRU’s David Lile Interviews Keija Parssinen

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Flash Fiction Contest Winners: “Outsider”

As part of this year’s One Read program and inspired by the themes of displacement, disconnection and longing for the feeling of home in “The Ruins of Us,” we challenged writers to craft a tale that somehow explores this idea of being … Continue reading

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One Read Art Exhibit Winners

For this year’s art exhibit, we asked area artists to contribute works that explore the idea of home, of leaving and returning, or what One Read author Keija Parssinen calls “that mysterious child-love for a left-behind place.” We were absolutely thrilled … Continue reading

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