A Novel Idea... Read Together 2016
Deschutes Public Library is pleased to announce
by Lily King as the 2016 “A Novel Idea” selection.
Euphoria tells the story of three young, gifted anthropologists in 1933. Set between World War I and II and inspired by
events in the life of revolutionary anthropologist Margaret Mead, Euphoria
is an enthralling story of passion, possession,
exploration and sacrifice. The book is King’s fourth novel, the 2014 winner of the Kirkus Prize for Fiction and was included
on the New York Times Best Books of 2014 list.
In its 13th year, “A Novel Idea” remains the largest community read project in Oregon with more than 6,000 residents participating.
Thanks to the immense support of our partners, donors and sponsors, “A Novel Idea” events—including cultural programs, book
club kits, books for check out and the author event—free and accessible for all people throughout Deschutes County. Deschutes
Public Library would like to acknowledge the Deschutes Public Library Foundation, Bend Research, the E.H. and M.E. Bowerman
Advised Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation, the Roundhouse Foundation, the Ward Family Advised Fund of the Oregon Community
Foundation, Deschutes Cultural Coalition, Oregon Humanities, Oregon Arts Commission, The Bend Bulletin and the Friends of
the Library organizations for ongoing support of “A Novel Idea.”
A Novel Idea kicks off on Saturday, April 9
, at the Downtown Bend Library. More than 25 programs, classes, art shows,
workshops and performances are planned for “A Novel Idea” 2016. The final event, a presentation by author Lily King, is
scheduled for Sunday, May 1, at Bend High School at 4:00 p.m.
This is a free event but tickets are required. The
novel is available through the library in a variety of formats, including large print, e-Book and audiobook versions. The
book is also available for sale at local bookstores. Book clubs can request kits by calling (541) 312-1032 or e-mailing
For more information about this or other library programs, please visit the library website at