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Author Ivan Doig Wishes One Read a Happy Birthday

In 2008 our community read “The Whistling Season” by Ivan Doig, a celebration of education of all sorts. During that year’s program, Doig remarked, “My narrator in ‘The Whistling Season,’ Paul Milliron, educator and bookman and graduate of a one-room … Continue reading

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T.C. Boyle Calls One Read “Exemplary”

Author T.C. Boyle traveled to Mid-Missouri in 2006, the year our community read his book, “The Tortilla Curtain.” That novel was also the University of Missouri’s choice for their annual MIZZOU Reads program. In recent note he had this to … Continue reading

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Orson Scott Card: “One Read Matters”

In 2005, the community read “Ender’s Game,” by Orson Scott Card. After Card’s visit to Mid-Missouri, he shared his thoughts on One Read: I had a wonderful time in Columbia–especially at the library!–and I feel honored that “Ender’s Game” was … Continue reading

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Harper Lee Scholar on One Read

In 2003, the community read “To Kill a Mockingbird,” and author and Harper Lee scholar Claudia Durst Johnson visited Mid-Missouri as part of that year’s One Read program. She recently shared with us these generous words about her time here: … Continue reading

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