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'TransAtlantic' chosen for townwide read

Published 3:35 pm, Wednesday, April 9, 2014

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  • The selection for the sixth annual One Book, One Commuity reading program, sponsored by the Darien Library, is "TransAtlantic" by Colum McCann. Photo: Contributed Photo, Contributed / Darien News
    The selection for the sixth annual One Book, One Commuity reading program, sponsored by the Darien Library, is "TransAtlantic" by Colum McCann. Photo: Contributed Photo, Contributed

 

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The selection for the sixth annual One Book, One Commuity reading program, sponsored by the Darien Library, is "TransAtlantic" by Colum McCann.

"TransAtlantic" begins in the year of the Irish famine and ends in 2011 when President Obama lands on Irish shores. Truth meets the imagination and fact meets fiction.

The book selected for young readers is "Born to Fly" by Michael Ferrari.

The One Book, One Community program will culminate in McCann's appearance at Darien Library at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 21. His appearance is made possible by Barrett Bookstore.

The series will include lectures on World War I, Irish folk music program, a paper airplane contest, and rubber stamp workshops.

For more information, visit darienlibrary.org.