Yearly Archives: 2015

Suggested One Read: Girl in Translation

Each year a number of books that explore social issues are nominated for One Read. Jean Kwok’s “Girl in Translation” is one such novel.  Main character Kimberly Chang emigrates with her mother from Hong Kong to Brooklyn and begins a secret double … Continue reading

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Suggested One Read: Our Kids

In January, our One Read reading panel will begin narrowing down the list of more than 100 books nominated for our community-wide reading program. In the meantime, we are highlighting just some of these suggested titles so you can see … Continue reading

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Suggested One Read: Dead Wake

An area reader has nominated Erik Larson’s “Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania” for One Read 2016. Larson is the author of a number of successful works of narrative nonfiction, including “The Devil in the White City” and “In … Continue reading

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Suggested One Read: Cutting for Stone

We continue to highlight just some of the more than 100 books nominated for One Read 2016. “Cutting for Stone” by Abraham Verghese has been a favorite of book clubs since its publication in 2009. In the novel, twin brothers born … Continue reading

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Suggested One Read: Life on the Mississippi

Every year we get a handful of nominations of books widely considered classics: “1984” by George Orwell, “The Grapes of Wrath” by John Steinbeck or “Their Eyes Were Watching God” by Zora Neale Hurston, for example. This year is no different. Mark … Continue reading

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