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One Book One West Virginia Returns for 2018


For the 13th consecutive year, the West Virginia Library Commission and West Virginia Center for the Book are sponsoring the state’s most important statewide discussion group:  One Book One West Virginia.   Each year, one book by an Appalachian author is selected for the program, and the 2018 selection is the debut novel by Karen Spears Zacharias, Mother of Rain.

In Mother of Rain, Zacharias writes about a small, close-knit, East Tennessee community as the Depression yields to World War II.  Mother of Rain is an exploration of the nature of community in a rural setting and is the 2013 Weatherford Award winner for best novel in Southern Appalachian fiction.

One Book One West Virginia invites everyone across the state to read the same book and take part in detailed group conversations about the book’s unfolding storyline.  Readers are urged to join book discussion groups and attend related events, such as meeting the author, character portrayals, movies, and workshops.  

Make sure your library takes part in this great project and encourage your patrons to join the conversation on the WVLC Facebook page.

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