Suggested One Read: Pictures at a Revolution

Book cover for Pictures at a Revolution by Mark HarrisAll month we have been receiving your suggestions for our 2013 One Read title, and we’ll be highlighting some of these books here at so you can see what other community members are reading and enjoying. All of these titles will be considered by our reading panel as they begin narrowing the list of suggestions.

First up is “Pictures at a Revolution: Five Movies and the Birth of the New Hollywood” by Mark Harris. The reader proposing this title writes, “This book explores the making of the five movies nominated for Best Picture in 1967–‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,’ ‘The Graduate,’ ‘In the Heat of the Night,’ ‘Doctor Doolittle’ and ‘Bonnie and Clyde’–using these films to examine the cultural revolution that transformed not only Hollywood but also America.” In 2009, named this book as one of the best books of the decade.

There is just one day remaining to send us your suggestions! Let us know what you think our community should read in 2013 by filling out a suggestion form at any of our branches, the bookmobile, or online at by November 30.

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