2018 One Book, One Community Announcement

Richland Library Shares New Calendar Date & Selection

Columbia, SC- An annual, community reading initiative is shifting on the calendar. One Book, One Community is moving from February to November 2018, and Richland Library is excited to announce Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried as this year's selection.

A timely read around Veteran's Day, The Things They Carried is a ground-breaking meditation on war, memory, imagination and the redemptive power of storytelling. It was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. For more details on the book, click here.


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In a review, the Los Angeles Times describes it as, "[An] ultimate, indelible image of war in our time, and in time to come." Meanwhile, the Chicago Sun-Times writes, "The Things They Carried is as good as any piece of literature can get."

Please join us in November 2018 as we dive into this book. Whether it's grabbing a copy, joining a book group or attending a community event, Richland Library is inviting local residents to take part in One Book, One Community - an initiative that encourages everyone to read the same book at the same time.

To check out the latest developments on One Book, One Community, please visit richlandlibrary.com.

For questions, please contact Emily Stoll at 803-587-3637 or email estoll@richlandlibrary.com.

About Richland Library

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