We hope you’ve enjoyed reading about just a handful of the more than 100 titles local readers have suggested for One Read 2014. The final book we will highlight here is Daniel Brown’s “The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.” This book will appeal to sports fans and anyone else who loves emotionally-charged writing and rooting for the underdog.
“The Boys in the Boat” follows the University of Washington’s 1936 eight-oar crew, made of up working-class young men, as they pursue their dreams of winning Olympic gold. Our nominator calls this book, “a great story of perseverance against the backdrop of the Depression and the rise of Nazi Germany. [It has] great character development, a good story, and it’s well written.”
See what other area readers have read and loved this year, and thank you for being a part of One Read.