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Date Posted: 3/30/2009
Celebrating its sixth year, “A Novel Idea” is trying something a little different for its community read program in 2009. As part of a statewide celebration to honor Oregon’s 150th birthday, the Deschutes Public Library Foundation is partnering with the statewide Oregon Reads program to present three books to Deschutes County residents.
This year’s main selection is the nonfiction tome “Stubborn Twig: Three Generations in the Life of a Japanese American Family,” by Eugene author Lauren Kessler, head of University of Oregon’s graduate program in literary nonfiction. And, for the first time, the festivities will include a children’s book, “Apples to Oregon,” by Deborah Hopkinson, and a young adult novel, “Bat 6,” by Virginia Euwer Wolff. The three books were selected by the statewide Oregon Reads committee and Deschutes Public Library was given the honors to do the closing events for the state-wide program.