Author Keija Parssinen and One Read in the Columbia Daily Tribune

One Read logoOne Read programming begins this week, and our friends at the Tribune have published some insightful pieces about Keija Parssinen’s book “The Ruins of Us” in advance of the discussions, films, art exhibits and other events happening this September.

The Tribune’s Amy Wilder writes eloquently about the deep sense of place and emotional intensity of “The Ruins of Us.” She describes Parssinen’s roots in Saudi Arabia and how her outsider’s perspective lends a certain insight into that country’s culture. Read Wilder’s piece, Years Spent Abroad Shaped One Read Author’s Perspective.

Wilder also recently interviewed Keija Parssinen about both One Read and her forthcoming novel set in Southeast Texas. Read parts one and two of this interview on the Tribune’s Art Axis blog.

Finally, for the second year the Tribune is hosting One Read’s online book club. Each Monday we summarize two or three chapters and offer questions for discussion. You are invited to join the conversation and contribute your comments!

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