A Novel Idea... Read Together 2016

Tickets for Lily King's May 1 event are available on-line at or at any library beginning Saturday, April 16. Four tickets per request.
Euphoria Deschutes Public Library is pleased to announce Euphoria 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 2 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

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