May 2011

2004 One Book, One Region Selection

By Khaled Hosseini

Formats: print & DVD

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Author Interview from PBS Newshour

Author’s Website

Description from Gale’s Books & Authors
“An immigrant becomes successful in his new land but is compelled to return to his homeland to repay a past debt. Amir, the narrator, grows up in Afghanistan. As a young man he marries, moves to California and becomes a writer. Although successful, he is bothered by a guilty conscience….” Read more including book reviews…

2003 One Book, One Region Selection

By Ray Bradbury

Formats: print & downloadable audiobook

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Download Audiobook from Overdrive

Plot Summaries, Reviews, and Criticisms from Literary Reference Center

Author’s Website

Description from Ballantine Books
“Ray Bradbury’s classic novel of censorship and defiance, as resonant today as it was when it was first published nearly 50 years ago. Guy Montag was a fireman whose job it was to start fires… The system was simple. Everyone understood it. Books were for burning … along with the houses in which they were hidden…”
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2002 One Book, One Region Selection

By Pete Hamill

Format: print

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New York Times Book Review
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Author Interview with Charlie Rose

Description from Hachett Book Group
“Set in a working-class Brooklyn neighborhood in 1947, this poignant tale revolves around two of the most endearing characters in recent fiction: an 11-year-old Irish Catholic boy named Michael Devlin and Rabbi Judah Hirsch, a refugee from Prague.”
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