Rhode Island’s One Book, One State community read program and statewide reading initiative is kicking off its 13th year!
Announcing the 2015 Reading Across Rhode Island Title
Norwegian by Night
PROVIDENCE, RI –
Reading Across Rhode Island, the only One Book, One State community read kicks off its 13th year by inviting everyone to join in the reading of Norwegian by Night by Derek Miller. Reading Across Rhode Island is a project of the Rhode Island Center for the Book made possible through a vibrant collaboration of librarians, teachers, book group leaders and readers from across the state. The 2015 program runs from January to May with readers in Rhode Island classrooms, libraries, bookstores and book groups invited to join discussions and participate in local community events such as lectures, art exhibits, poetry readings and dramatic interpretations centered on this year’s selection.
Kickoff Event on January 31, 2015 at Salve Regina University
It’s All About the Book: Join us for a lively introduction to the book’s themes with an expert panel moderated by Jim Ludes, Executive Director of the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy at Salve Regina University. Preview performance by Living Literature.
Check out the video announcement here
The presentation will take place on January 31 from 2pm – 4:00pm at Salve Regina University, Newport, RI.
The Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy
518 Bellevue Avenue
Newport RI, 02840
Tickets are $20 and include one paperback copy of the book (retail value $15.00). Light refreshments will be provided. For more information and to reserve your seat, contact Kate Lentz at email@example.com or (401) 273-2250.
Senator Jack Reed serves as the program’s Honorary Chair. Robin Kall of Reading with Robin serves as the chair of the May Breakfast.
About This Year’s Book
Norwegian by Night highlights important themes of returning from war and growing older. The main character, Sheldon Horowitz, an ex-marine, eighty-two year old retired watch repairman warily agrees to immigrate to Norway from New York City to live with his granddaughter and her husband. Sheldon’s world is turns upside down when he witnesses a heinous crime and goes on the lam with a five-year-old child.
“I’ve written an American story, a generational story. It’s about patriotism, about country.”
Derek Miller is the director of The Policy Lab and senior fellow with the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research. He has a PHD in international relations from the University of Geneva, and an MA in national security studies from Georgetown University, in cooperation with St. Catherine’s College, Oxford.
Join “The Notions” from the Lincoln School in Providence, along with many local celebrities, to celebrate the new 2015 Reading Across Rhode Island Selection: Norwegian By Night by Derek Miller.
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2007 The Memory of Running by Ron McLarty
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2003 Wish You Well by David Baldaci