2015 Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads Program

We hope you will join the Bailey Library in celebrating the 2015 Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads program, “A Very Good Read”. Here’s how you can participate:

  1. Stop by the Bailey Library Monday, January 12 through Monday, January 26 and enter a drawing to win one of three copies of the 2015 Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads title, A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki.
  2. Join us for light refreshments and lively conversation at a book discussion of Ozeki’s novel at 3:00pm on Tuesday, February 17 in GM116A.

Ozeki’s novel was the 2014 winner of the Medici Book Club Prize, the L.A. Times Book Prize, and a finalist for the Booker Prize. It was selected for this year’s Read program theme highlighting a work of fiction, “A Very Good Read.”

The book weaves between two worlds. In Tokyo, sixteen-year-old Nao is bullied at school. She keeps a diary, planning to document the life of her Buddhist nun grandmother before taking her own. On the beach of Canada’s Vancouver Island, novelist Ruth discovers a Hello Kitty lunchbox filled with a diary and letters washed ashore after the 2011 tsunami. As the mystery of its contents unfolds, Ruth is pulled into the past, into Nao’s drama and her unknown fate, and forward into her own future.

The Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads program is a community initiative to promote reading and civic dialogue through the shared experience of reading and discussing a common book. For more information about the Reads program, visit aareads.aadl.org.

Happy Reading!

Molly Ledermann
Librarian
Bailey Library
Washtenaw Community College
(P) 734-973-3313
(E) mledermann@wccnet.edu