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One Read encourages adults of all ages to read one book, selected by public vote, and participate in thought-provoking discussion and activities each September.

2013

The Ruins of Us The Ruins of Us by Keija Parssinen

Runner-up
The Call by Yannick Murphy

2012

The Tiger's Wife The Tiger's Wife by Téa Obreht

Runner-up
Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante

2011

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Runner-up
The Help by Kathryn Stockett

2010

Await Your Reply Await Your Reply by Dan Chaon

Runners-up
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Stoner by John E. Williams

2009

The Air We Breathe The Air We Breathe by Andrea Barrett

Runner-up
Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri

2008

The Whistling Season The Whistling Season by Ivan Doig
Discussion Guide

Runner-up
Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin

2007

Water for Elephants Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Discussion Guide

Runner-up
Zorro by Isabel Allende

2006

The Tortilla Curtain The Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle
Discussion Guide

Runners-up
All-True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton by Jane Smiley
The Language of Baklava by Diana Abu-Jaber

2005

Ender's Game Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
Discussion Guide

Runners-up
Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
West of Kabul, East of New York by Tamim Ansary

2004

Nickel and Dimed Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich
Discussion Guide

Runners-up
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon

2003

To Kill A Mockingbird To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Discussion Guide

Runner-up
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

2002

Plainsong Plainsong by Kent Haruf
Discussion Guide

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