Each week we will introduce a member of the One Book One Town committee as we prepare to bring another outstanding title, author, and slate of events to Fairfield.
“As a Children’s Librarian, I love helping children discover the magic that can be found in a good story. I also love encouraging the other members on the One Book, One Town committee to read a youth book, because I promise…they are quality books! As for my more adult tastes, I love to read fantasy, science fiction, and historical fiction, and firmly believe that every book needs a little romance!
I was born in California, but really, am a proud Texan married to a Norwegian. I am Mom to a fun-loving toddler, Heidi, and have been a mom even longer to a cute mutt named Miss Cordelia Chase (Cordie, for short). I enjoy playing sports, watching TV, and eating pizza… when I’m not reading, of course!”
A few years ago, one of our past One Book One Town authors mentioned how impressed he was with the idea of a community organizing itself around the sharing of a story. Now, another ‘OBOT’ season has come to a close and we would like to thank Fairfield for taking another incredible journey with us.
Each year we try and select a book that is radically different than the years before and once again, the town has embraced this year’s title, A House in the Sky. An almost-capacity crowd filled the Regina A. Quick Center for the Performing Arts at Fairfield University to see Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett speak. It was an emotional, empowering night that left everyone fortunate enough to experience it deeply moved and fundamentally changed.
The authors shared a similar sentiment:
Many thanks to our community partners like the Pequot Library, Fairfield University and the Fairfield University Bookstore, the primary sponsor the Friends of the Fairfield Public Library and our other sponsors listed on this blog.
Each year we wonder how we’ll ever be able to put together as satisfying a One Book One Town experience as the previous year. We’re still working on that, but for now, if you have a suggestion for One Book One Town 2015, please feel free to share it in the comments below.
Happy Reading and see you next Winter!