One Book, One Town 2010
Friday, December 04, 2009
Travel across two cultures on an unforgettable journey during Fairfield's third annual One Book, One Town celebration in March 2010. After months of deliberation, Into the Beautiful North, by Luis Alberto Urrea was selected for 2010. The story is about Nayeli, a "twenty-first century female Don Quixote" (Library Journal) who, along with a few friends, embarks on a long journey from her home in Mexico to Kankakee, Illinois. Her quest is to find both her father and seven Mexican men who will return with her to Mexico to protect her town.
The author, Luis Alberto Urrea, will visit Fairfield on March 24 to speak about writing Into the Beautiful North. Mr. Urrea has written 11 books and is an award-winning poet and essayist.
The Fairfield Public Library and Pequot Library, along with Borders Books and Music, the Fairfield Arts Council, the Fairfield Museum and History Center, Fairfield University, Fairfield Public Schools, and the Friends of the Fairfield Public Library are planning a month-long event filled with exciting programs for March 2010. Plans include lectures by Yale Professor Dr. Mark Schenker and Pequot Library Executive Director Dan Snydacker, craft programs for children, film programs, a dance demonstration, and more. Look for a complete program calendar will be published in January.
You can pick up the book at the Fairfield Main Library, Fairfield Woods Branch Library, or Pequot Library and will be available in English and Spanish. Borders Books will also have Into the Beautiful North available for purchase.
For more information, visit the One Book, One Town blog.