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One Read Vote 2015

April 6, 2015
Vote for the Next One Read Book April 6-24

“The Good Lord Bird”
by James McBride

“Station Eleven”
by Emily St. John Mandel Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll.

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Learn More About the 2015 One Read Finalists

April 6, 2015

The One Read reading panel narrowed the list of more than 115 book suggestions for the 2015 program to two top contenders. Between now and April 24, cast your vote for either “The Good Lord Bird” by James McBride or “Station Eleven” by Emily St. John Mandel.

The Good Lord Bird by James McBride“The Good Lord Bird” by James McBride

“Little Onion,” a 12-year-old slave actually named Henry, is mistaken for a girl and forced to flee the Kansas territory with abolitionist John Brown after an altercation with his master. The adventures that follow, told in Onion’s vibrant and singular voice, take us from Bloody Kansas to New York and Canada, where we meet the likes of Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman, before returning to Virginia and the doomed raid on Harpers Ferry. Sometimes humorous and irreverent, at other times sad and thoughtful, this character-driven novel makes a well-known and tragic time in our nation’s history feel new.

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Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel“Station Eleven” by Emily St. John Mandel

Twenty years after a deadly flu outbreak kills most of the world’s population, what survives? What matters? This haunting novel begins with the on-stage death of a famous actor during his performance of King Lear, which coincides with the beginning of the pandemic. The narrative moves back and forth between the actor’s younger life and 20 years after his death, weaving the stories of a handful of people connected to him – some closely, like his ex-wife, and some by the smallest thread, like the EMT who attempted to save his life. A lyrically written examination of the importance of art and what it means to be human.

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Vote for the 2015 One Read Book

March 31, 2015

The One Read reading panel has narrowed this year’s nominated titles down to two finalists. What one book should our community read together this year? Vote starting Monday, April 6!

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