May 2011

2008 One Book, One Region Selection

By George Dawson and Richard Glaubman

Format: print (on order)

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Richard Glaubman’s Website

New York Times Article, Arts Section

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Description from Random House
“What makes a happy person, a happy life? In this remarkable book, George Dawson, a 101-year-old man who learned to read when he was 98, reflects on the philosophy he learned from his father—a belief that “life is so good”—as he offers valuable lessons in living and a fresh, firsthand view of America during the twentieth century…” Read more including an excerpt


2007 One Book, One Region Selection

By Reyna Grande

Format: print

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Author’s Website

Publisher Description
” After years of taking care of her mother, Juana Garcia leaves her small town in Mexico to find her father who disappeared nineteen years earlier. Out of money and in need of someone to help her cross the border, Juana meets Adelina Vasquez, who left her family in California three years prior to follow forbidden love in Mexico. After the two women join forces in the most unlikely locale…” Click for more including discussion questions

Also by Reyna Grande: Dancing with Butterflies
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2006 One Book, One Region Selection

By Louise Murphy

Format: print (on order)

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Author Bio from Goodreads

Description from Penguin Group
“In the winter of 1943, on the outskirts of a dark forest, two Jewish children flee the Nazis with their father and stepmother. In a moment of desperation, the children are given the aliases Hansel and Gretel and sent alone into the woods to hide. Gretel leads her younger brother in search of food and protection, while Hansel leaves a trail of breadcrumbs behind so that their father might find them again…” Read more including discussion questions…

2005 One Book, One Region Selection

By Tracy Kidder

Formats: print, ebook & downloadable audiobook

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Author Interview from Huffington Post

Interview with Dr. Paul Farmer on Fresh Air

Author’s Website

Description from One Book, One Region Website
“At the center of Mountains Beyond Mountains stands Paul Farmer. Doctor, Harvard professor, renowned infectious-disease specialist, anthropologist, the recipient of a MacArthur “genius” grant, world-class Robin Hood, Farmer was brought up in a bus and on a boat, and in medical school found his life’s calling: to diagnose and cure infectious diseases and to bring the lifesaving tools of modern medicine to those who need them most.” Read more…

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