Monday, 25 September 2017

One Book One Community- Waterloo Region

   I have been a big supporter of One Book One Community since it began in 2002.  I still think of the first book as the best
   "No Great Mischief" was a great book and the author Alistair MacLeod was a fascinating man.
   Meeting the authors is one of the benefits of O.B.O.C.  Alistair died in 2014.
  Another of our authors that has passed is Richard Wagamese.  They were two of my favourite authors.  Meeting these authors makes their books come alive in a special way.
   Unfortunately, there is not a venue that accommodates the author presentation in a comfortable way.  A larger venue is needed.
   I love to remember the books that have been chosen in the past and each spring I anxiously wait for the announcement for the coming year.
   Last year, the book that was chosen was a memoir.  You can read about it here.
   The book for this year is a mix of fiction and non-fiction.  It began 20 years ago as a family story, but became, after 22 revisions, a novel.

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