by Margot Lee Shetterly
“The Turner House“
by Angela Flournoy
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“A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Backman has been wildly popular this year, and so it comes as no surprise that it was nominated by multiple readers for One Read 2017.
This heartwarming story follows an old curmudgeon of a man, named Ove. He is dreadfully lonely after the passing of his wife, and so he decides to commit suicide to join her — except the new neighbors, a young rambunctious family, have other plans. One nominator explains that the book is “really a look at what makes life worth living.”
This is the last nomination we’ll be highlighting this month, so be sure to see the rest of the titles that have been suggested for One Read 2017.
We have just a couple more One Read 2017 nominations to share with you before the reading panel starts the difficult job of narrowing down the list.
“Sisters in Law” by Linda Hirshman is a dual biography of “Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the first two women to serve as U.S. Supreme Court Justices. The author is a lawyer who has presented cases to the Supreme Court. This nonfiction title tells the life stories of the two women who ‘went to the Supreme Court and changed the world,'” explains our nominator. Many of the issues these two women tackled in court could provide endless topics for discussion.
Read about some of the other titles nominated for One Read 2017.