Announcing the 2011 One Book, One Philadelphia Selection!

By Michelle S. RSS Tue, October 26, 2010

We're excited to announce that Sherman Alexie's War Dances has been chosen as the 2011 One Book, One Philadelphia featured reading selection! Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award, War Dances is a collection of short stories and poems that examine with humor and grace the intricate facets of modern relationships. Skillfully crafted and at turns shocking, funny, and poignant, War Dances takes readers on a grand tour of life in all its complexity.

The One Book selection committee has paired War Dances with a companion title, Alexie's The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, winner of the National Book Award. The Absolutely True Diary is filled with candid observations drawn from Alexie's life as a teenager on the Spokane Indian Reservation and provides a compelling cultural framework for the many issues explored in War Dances.

The One Book, One Philadelphia reading period starts now, and the program series will run from January 19 through March 17, 2011. Mark your calendars now: Sherman Alexie will be appearing at the Free Library on March 16, 2011!


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i'm excited to read the new one book selection. i don't really like poetry, but i didn't think i liked graphic novels either. so heres to onebook expanding my sensibilities with something different and hopefully good.
barbara hague - south phila
Tuesday, October 26, 2010

wow.sounds great!I love reading books during my spare time.Looking forward for this one book selections. Thanks for the information.
Amy Hu Ein
Thursday, October 28, 2010

I agree with you . That's very interting.
Jucy - China
Thursday, December 2, 2010

Nice! Here's Sherman's War Dances:
Tom - Philly
Wednesday, December 8, 2010