July 7, 2015
Nashua’s One City, One Book Title Announced
The 2015 title for the Nashua Public Library’s annual Nashua Reads: One City, One Book program is Euphoria by Lily King.
With support from the Friends of the Nashua Public Library and the Ella Anderson Trust, Lily King will come to Nashua to speak and answer questions about the book. The event will be held at the Nashua Public Library on October 23. Tickets are available at the Nashua Public Library and at www.mktix.com/npl.
About the Book
In 1933 three young, gifted anthropologists are caught in a love triangle that threatens their bonds, their careers, and ultimately their lives.
Andrew Bankson has been alone in the field for several years, studying a tribe in the Territory of New Guinea with little success. Bankson is on the verge of suicide when he encounters the famous and controversial Nell Stone and her wry, mercurial husband Fen. Bankson is enthralled by the magnetic couple whose eager attentions pull him back from the brink of despair.
Inspired by events in the life of anthropologist Margaret Mead, Euphoria is a story of passion, possession, exploration, and sacrifice.
Euphoria won the Kirkus Prize and the New England Book Award and appeared on numerous published lists of the top books of 2014.
About the Author
Lily King is the author of three other critically acclaimed novels: The Pleasing Hour, The English Teacher, and Father of the Rain.
King grew up in Massachusetts and received her B.A. in English literature from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her M.A. in creative writing from Syracuse University. She has taught English and creative writing at several universities and high schools in this country and abroad. She is the recipient of a MacDowell Fellowship and a Whiting Writer’s Award.
Get Your Copy Now
The library has over 50 copies of Euphoria, including large-print and audio versions. In addition, two sets of 11 books, including a large-print copy, are available for borrowing by book groups.
So reserve your copy; read it; talk about it with your friends, coworkers, and neighbors; and then come to the Nashua Public Library to meet the author this fall.
About 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 and talk about it with friends, coworkers, and neighbors. The program is now in its 13th year.
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.” In the years since, similar programs, under names like “One City, One Book,” “The Big Read,” and others, have been held throughout the US.
About the Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Nashua Public Library encourage public support of the library, including gifts, endowments, memorials, and the donation of time and assistance by Nashuans to the library.
The Friends provide special programs and services that expand and enrich the library’s regular budget. These include concerts, film series, readings, speakers, children’s programs, museum passes, materials, equipment, audiobooks, videogames, and more.
For more information about the Nashua Reads program, contact Carol Luers Eyman at (603) 589-4610 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.nashuareads.com.