A Novel Idea…Read Together 2011 Selection Announced

Posted By:  Chantal Strobel
Date Posted:  10/29/2010

Kapitoil and Teddy Wayne
The Deschutes Public Library and the Deschutes Public Library Foundation announced the 8th annual “A Novel Idea… Read Together” book selection at the official “Unveiled” event on Friday evening. The novel selected for the 2011 “A Novel Idea” program is Kapitoil (available in print and as an eBook) by Teddy Wayne.

 Kapitoil has already received major accolades, earning Wayne a prestigious fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist, which raved about his “wonderfully assured debut novel, at once poignant, insightful, and funny.”

“The Library chose Teddy Wayne’s debut novel, Kapitoil, for the unique quality of its storytelling and for its intuitive timeliness,” said Novel Idea project director Chantal Strobel. “The novel is deftly told through Karim Issar whose funny and often robotic observation of American culture is both incisive and heart-wrenching.  Kapitoil and the Novel Idea programs will provide ample discussion and discovery for our communities to explore in April 2011.”

A Novel Idea…Read Together kicks off on April 10, 2011 with three weeks of free cultural programs, book discussions, films, food tastings, music, and art – and will culminate with author Teddy Wayne visiting Central Oregon April 28 – 30. 

“A Novel Idea…Read Together continues to be one of the most successful literary gatherings in the Northwest thanks to the 5,500 Deschutes County residents who participate in the program every spring,” said Novel Idea Project Director Chantal Strobel. “We are anticipating another successful series of free cultural events and an author presentation that will stimulate discussion, compassion, and humor for many weeks to follow.”

For more information, please visit the Library’s website at: or contact Chantal Strobel at 541.312.1031 or

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