Nashua Reads: One City, One Book
The goal of the One City, One Book program is to get as many Nashuans as possible to read the same book; talk about it with friends, co-workers, and neighbors; and then attend book discussions and other programs related to the book.
Come back to this page in the late spring to find out what the 2015 title is. Past selections have included:
2014: The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro (Find it in the catalog)
2013: The Widower's Tale by Julia Glass (Find it in the catalog)
2012: When Madeline Was Young by Jane Hamilton (Find it in the catalog.)
2011: Song Yet Sung by James McBride (Find it in the catalog.)
2010: We Are All Welcome Here by Elizabeth Berg (Find it in the catalog.)
2009: Skeletons at the Feast by Chris Bohjalian (Find it in the catalog.)
2008: The Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle (Find it in the catalog.)
2007: Zorro by Isabel Allende (Find it in the catalog.)
2006: In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick (Find it in the catalog.)
2005: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (Find it in the catalog.)
2004: Travels With Charley by John Steinbeck (Find it in the catalog.)
2003: Empire Falls by Richard Russo (Find it in the catalog.)
The idea of community reading programs originated in 1998, when the Washington Center for the Book sponsored "If All of Seattle Read the Same Book." For four days, Russell Banks visited the community for programs and discussions about his book, The Sweet Hereafter. In the years since, similar programs, under names like "One City, One Book," "The Big Read," and others, have been held throughout the US.