“The Tiger’s Wife” is a work of contemporary fiction rich with both history and legend, reality and myth. Natalia is a young physician in the former Yugoslavia, on her way to an orphanage to provide vaccinations to the children there, when she learns that her grandfather has died far from home. She becomes convinced that he spent his last days searching for “the deathless man,” a vagabond who claimed to be immortal. As she looks for answers, she uncovers an extraordinary World War II era story of a deaf-mute woman in her grandfather’s boyhood village who befriended a tiger escaped from a zoo. Read More
Thank you to everyone who read or listened to Rebecca Skloot’s “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” and joined us for one of this year’s outstanding One Read events. The closing program, a visit with David “Sonny” Lacks, proved inspiring for many in our community, and Mr. Lacks was a charming guest. He graciously accepted thanks from several people who waited in line to share with him their personal stories and to express gratitude for his mother’s contributions to science.
At that evening’s event, we announced your favorite One Read selection from the past 10 years. “Water for Elephants” by Sara Gruen narrowly beat Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird,” winning the top spot by just one vote.
As we plan for 2012, we’d like to know what book you think would make a great choice for the community’s next One Read. Starting November 1, you can nominate a book online, at any of our library facilities or on the bookmobile.
What an amazing 10th anniversary edition of One Read! Thanks again for your support and participation.