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One Book, One Community 2009

Proud to announce that the One Book, One Community selection for this spring is Population 485 by Michael Perry. Small town life viewed through the lens of an EMT re-entering his community after being gone for 12 years. Raucous, tragic, humorous, touching and insightful – these accounts are written with a careful ear for language and a finger on the pulse of the relationships that make and sustain communities. More info at Norlight Lit Life

6 Comments

Pear Head

about 10 years ago

I read this book a few years ago (from the cheap list at B&N.com probably) and found it to be a worthy read.

Calk

about 10 years ago

I've met Mr. Perry a few times at book shows, is he going to be coming to the big city to talk about the book during this project? I think his sister lives here, in fact! Or is PP his cousin? He's very funny. A nice guy.

Locavore

about 10 years ago

Excellent book. If you enjoy it, read Truck: A Love Story when you're finished. This man can really weave a tale.
More book happiness: a new Monkey With A Toolbelt book!!! Hooray & thank you, Chris Monroe!

Mary

about 10 years ago

Liked that book a lot--been meaning to read his others...

Liz

about 10 years ago

Cool book!  This will be a fun community read!

Calk

about 10 years ago

I love the community read program, it's so cool! The first year people read To Kill A Mockingbird. I hadn't read it since high school (maybe before). I got so much more out of it reading it as an adult, and after living in different parts of the country, including the South. I'm looking forward to this community read, since people will be able to relate very well to Mr. Perry's stories about life in small-town Wisconsin.

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