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The Book Thief: Memphis Reads Public Author Events

MEMPHIS — Each year, Memphis Reads chooses a novel that is read by the Memphis community and celebrated by a month-long series of book-related events including panel discussions, art-related happenings, and film screenings. This year, Memphis Reads has selected the international best seller The Book Thief by Australian writer Marcus Zusak as its 2017 community read book. Appearing on the New York Times bestseller list for more than 500 weeks, The Book Thief has... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Thursday, September 7, 2017

Memphis Reads selects "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak

Memphis Reads has selected the international best seller The Book Thief by Australian writer Markus Zusak as its 2017 community-read book. Appearing on The New York Times bestseller list for more than 500 weeks, The Book Thief has received numerous awards, including the Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Children’s Literature and the Michael L. Printz Honor from the American Library Association. Each year, Memphis Reads chooses a novel that is read by the Memphis... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Friday, May 5, 2017

Author Jesmyn Ward to Speak at CBU, Along with Month-long Memphis Reads Programming

MEMPHIS— Memphis Reads, the citywide community reading program sponsored by Christian Brothers University (CBU), the Memphis Public Library and Information Center, and numerous other partners throughout the City, will host author  Jesmyn Ward at CBU on Wednesday, September 28. Ward is the author of  Salvage the Bones , a novel that explicates themes of family, survival, and belonging in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Ward will speak at the University Theater on the CBU... Read More
Posted by Joshua Colfer at Wednesday, September 7, 2016