Posts in “one-book-one-philadelphia” (100)

“The Children” is perhaps my favorite section of The Buddha in the Attic , if one can have a favorite part of this wholly enveloping novel. I love how Julie Otsuka describes the… continue reading

By Michelle S.   February 20, 2013   

We’re halfway through the 2013 One Book, One Philadelphia season! How many events have you made it to so far? This week’s edition of “Chatting One Book ” focuses on the… continue reading

By Michelle S.   February 13, 2013   

It’s the third week of “Chatting One Book ,” and this week we’re taking a look at the section, “Whites.” It’s a long section that details the… continue reading

By Michelle S.   February 6, 2013   

Welcome to the second week of our blog series, “Chatting One Book ”! Have you made it to any of our great One Book programs yet? Events are taking place throughout the city, so click… continue reading

By Michelle S.   January 30, 2013   

Throughout these eight inspired weeks of One Book, One Philadelphia , I’ll be blogging about each chapter of Julie Otsuka’s masterful featured selection, The Buddha in the Attic . I… continue reading

By Michelle S.   January 23, 2013   

Over the past several weeks, I have focused mainly on the themes, ideas, and questions brought up by Edwidge Danticat’s Create Dangerously . However, I couldn’t conclude this blog… continue reading

By Michelle S.   January 19, 2012    2

In “Our Guernica,” the final essay in Create Dangerously , Edwidge Danticat focuses on the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti in January 2010 and destroyed her former… continue reading

By Michelle S.   January 12, 2012    1

“Flying Home” is probably my favorite essay in Create Dangerously. I’ve had a fascination with flying ever since I was a small child. I was immediately drawn in by and identified… continue reading

By Michelle S.   January 5, 2012   

In chapter eight of Create Dangerously, “Another Country,” Edwidge Danticat writes about natural disaster and about how many residents of the developed world so frequently associate… continue reading

By Michelle S.   December 22, 2011    1

“I know this is what you do now,” Tante Zi said. “This thing with the writing. I know it’s your work, but please don’t write what you think you know about… continue reading

By Michelle S.   December 15, 2011   

“My country, Jean,” I said, “is one of uncertainty. When I say ‘my country’  to some Haitians, they think I mean the United States. When I say ‘my… continue reading

By Michelle S.   December 8, 2011   

We’re deep in the heart of the reading period for the 2012 One Book, One Philadelphia season, and I’m reading Edwidge Danticat’s Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work… continue reading

By Michelle S.   December 1, 2011    1

2012 marks the 10th anniversary of the Free Library’s One Book, One Philadelphia program. In its 10 years, One Book has made an incredible impact on Philadelphia. Each year, the One Book… continue reading

By Eileen O.   November 9, 2011   

With the 10th anniversary of One Book, One Philadelphia and a compelling, thoughtful selection for 2012, we’re really excited about the events surrounding this year’s program. Create… continue reading

By Eileen O.   November 2, 2011    3

One Book, One Philadelphia 2012 is here! And although the season doesn’t get into full swing until January, we’re too excited to keep quiet about this year’s selection, Create… continue reading

By Eileen O.   October 26, 2011    2

The Free Library of Philadelphia and the Mayor’s Office today announced the selection of Edwidge Danticat’s Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work as the 2012 One Book, One… continue reading

By Michelle S.   October 12, 2011   

Join readers nationwide as Walmart and the Free Library of Philadelphia host the first ever One Book, One Philadelphia online book chat! On Wednesday, February 23, at 2:00 p.m. EST, visit… continue reading

By Michelle S.   February 14, 2011    2

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… continue reading

By Michelle S.   October 26, 2010    4

Now entering its sixth week, One Book, One Philadelphia continues to offer engaging events for the whole community. Whether you’re drawn to The Soloist 's themes of homelessness or classical… continue reading

By Shannon G   February 24, 2009    3

Looking for an antidote to the post-holiday blues, chilly temps, and lack of sun in the coming months? Well grab your copy of The Soloist (you can borrow it from any branch of the Free Library)… continue reading

By Shannon G   January 13, 2009    91