Thank You Fairfield!

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.

Amanda Lindhout, author of "A House in the Sky," became emotional as she recounted some of the horrors of her abduction and 15-month captivity in Somalia as she spoke to a One Book One Town audience of nearly 800 people Wednesday at Fairfield University. Photo: Meg Barone / Fairfield Citizen

The authors shared a similar sentiment:

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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!

Tomorrow…

It’s almost here! In just one day we will announce the 2014 One Book One Town selection. Be the first to find out what book was chosen by attending our press conference at 10 am in the lobby of the Fairfield Public Library. Or check this blog or the library’s social media profiles (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) a little later in the morning for more information on the book and upcoming events.

Now, one final hint!:

The mature theme of this book will be sure to raise important questions and inspire discussion.

It’s your last chance to guess the title before the announcement. Good luck and we can’t wait to share this book with you!

5 Days…

A lot of boxes have arrived at the library, all of them full of one book in particular…

Now, another hint:

This book has been widely acclaimed, garnering starred reviews from Booklist, Kirkus Reviews, and Publisher’s Weekly, as well as raves from Amazon and the New York Times.

Take your best guess in the comments below, and check back for one more hint before the big announcement this Thursday, January 9, 2014.

10 Days…

The date of the 2014 One Book One Town selection announcement is almost here! Now: a new hint:

Our selection was published in the Fall of 2013.

Take your best guess in the comments below, and check back for more hints in the coming weeks before the big announcement on January 9, 2014.

20 Days…

The date of the 2014 One Book One Town selection announcement is getting closer! Here is a new hint:

After this March, we will no longer be able to say we’ve only celebrated one book by a female author.

Take your best guess in the comments below, and check back for more hints in the coming weeks before the big announcement on January 9, 2014.

27 Days…

That’s right: In less than a month, we will announce the 2014 One Book One Town selection. Here is a hint:

It is a work of non-fiction.

Take your best guess in the comments below, and check back for more hints in the coming weeks before the big announcement on January 9, 2014.