Nashua Reads: One City, One Book

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Bringing the community together to read, discuss, and engage in programs around one book, for over 20 years.

We're thrilled to announce that “Hell of a Book,” the National Book Award-winning novel by Jason Mott, is this year’s selection for the annual community-wide reading program Nashua Reads: One City, One Book.

Mott, a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, will visit the library on Sunday, October 15 at 2 pm for a special “Beyond the Book” author discussion moderated by James McKim.

Beyond the Book: An Afternoon with Jason Mott

Sunday, October 15 

2 pm

$10 Tickets

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Tickets are also available for purchase at the Customer Service Desk in the library. 

Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing. 

About the Book

Winner of the National Book Awards 2021 for Fiction, “Hell of a Book” is a groundbreaking and inventive novel about a Black author who sets out on a cross-country publicity tour to promote his bestselling novel. Masterfully weaving together three narrative strands—an unnamed author, a boy named Soot, and a figure known as The Kid—Mott creates a heartbreaking work that goes to the heart of racism, police violence, and the hidden costs exacted upon Black Americans, and America as a whole.