One Book Two Villages is a celebration of reading and community. For this year’s adult book selection, we have chosen The Illusion of Separateness, by Simon Van Booy. A poetic and graceful read, the story builds upon discovering the astonishing connection between the characters lives that spans continents, a century, love, war, and most of all, our humanity. We hope that you will join us in exploring the themes of inter-connectedness, kindness, and discovery of how we impact the lives of those around us.
Continuing with these themes, we have chosen Mockingbird, by Kathryn Erskine, as this year’s children’s book selection. The story begins after an event that changes a community, and the people within it, forever. It is a story about healing, tolerance, forgiveness, and also offers a glimpse into the thought process of a character on the Autism spectrum.
These books are impactful, with messages to ponder, discuss, and celebrate. We have a season’s worth of Library programs to build on these worthy themes to engage our entire community. Check-out your copies of the books at the library, or use our eBook copies available online, and I look forward to seeing you at one of our many One Book Two Villages events!