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Get ready to read the 2015 One Book One Community selection. The book title will be announced at 7 p.m. June 5 on the rooftop of the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum in Winchester.
This is the 13th consecutive year Winchester and Frederick and Clarke counties have read the same book during the same time period.
“The One Book committee has selected a talented author with a thought-provoking topic that we think will interest a variety of people,” said Trish Ridgeway, co-chair of the committee.
The author of the nonfiction book will speak to the public in September. Other programs about the topic of the book will be held, beginning Sept. 10. A complete list of the free programs will be distributed at the announcement.
“I’ve always considered myself pretty aware of my surroundings, but it wasn’t until I read this book that I realized that I am missing so much,” said Amy Hall, a member of the committee and supervisor of English, reading and performing arts for Frederick County Public Schools.
Partners and sponsors of One Book One Community include Handley Regional Library, Shenandoah University, Lord Fairfax Community College, Literacy Volunteers – Winchester Area, Winchester Public Schools, Frederick County Public Schools, Clarke County Public Schools, Friends of the Handley Regional Library, Berryville Graphics, The Winchester Star, Piccadilly Printing, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, Winchester Book Gallery, Magic Lantern Theater, Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, and Blandy Experimental Farm.
Previous books include following: 2003 “Rocket Boys” by Homer Hickam, 2004 “Seabiscuit” by Laura Hillebrand, 2005 “Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time” by Mark Haddon, 2006 “Wish You Well” by David Baldacci, 2007 “On Agate Hill” by Lee Smith, 2008 “This I Believe,” edited by Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, 2009 “See You in a Hundred Years” by Logan Ward, 2010 “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee, 2011 “The Devil Amongst the Lawyers” by Sharyn McCrumb, 2012 “For Cause and Comrades” by James McPherson, 2013 “O Pioneers!” by Willa Cather, 2014 “Monuments Men” by Robert M. Edsel.