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:


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: We begin!

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Hello Fairfield Readers:

We hope that you have been able to obtain a copy of this year’s One Book One Town selection, A House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett, at your library or the Fairfield University Bookstore. The signature event on Wednesday, March 26th at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts was fully booked only 9 days after registration began…although we do encourage that you sign up for the waiting list as there are always last-minute cancellations.

Tomorrow will see our first One Book One Town event for 2014, Talking About Books with the esteemed Dr. Mark Schenker, the Associate Dean of Yale College and Dean of Academic Affairs. If you haven’t seen Dr. Schenker speak before, we don’t know what you are waiting for! These sessions are enlightening and lively – truly they merit ‘can’t-miss’ status! Register now.

Next up: A screening of the award-winning film Captain Phillips…

Have a great ‘OBOT’ season, everybody!