Friday, 19 March 2010

"Brooklyn" is One Book, One Chicago choice

Chicago Public LibraryBrooklyn, Colm Toibin’s award winning novel about an Irish immigrant’s journey to 1950s Brooklyn, is the 18th pick for the One Book, One Chicago citywide reading program. The One Book, One Chicago programme was initiated by Chicago Public Library in 2001, to encourage all Chicagoans to read the same book at the same time, and discuss a great piece of literature with friends and neighbors. The programme involves a week devoted to the book, its general theme, links with the Irish emigration scene, and an interview with the author himself. Books previously chosen for the project include The Right Stuff by Tom Wolf, Go Tell it on the Mountain by James Baldwin, The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen and The Crucible by Arthur Miller. One Book, One Chicago also offers the opportunity for all Chicagoans to discuss the book with readers from Ireland, in a joint online discussion forum presented with the Galway Arts Centre, at

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