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One Book – One Lincoln

People of the Book: Discussion Question #1

One Book - One LincolnpeopleofthebookGreetings, fellow One Book fans! Over the course of the next several weeks, we’re going to post discussion questions about Geraldine Brooks’ People of the Book, from the official discussion guide, both here and on the One Book Facebook page. Join us at either online location to post your responses to any or all of the questions as a reply comment.

Discussion Question #1: When Hanna implores Ozren to solicit a second opinion on Alia’s condition, he becomes angry and tells her, “Not every story has a happy ending” (p. 37 – paperback edition). To what extent do you believe that their perspectives on tragedy and death are cultural? To what extent are they personal?

Listen Up to One Book One Lincoln related podcasts!

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While you’re waiting to attend a discussion group or one of the upcoming special programming events (see this year’s official One Book web site for full details!), don’t forget to listen to any of the One Book-related podcast recordings available on the libraries’ podcasts page.

podcast medium iconRecent One Book offerings there include:

‘Casting About Program 46: The One Book One Lincoln Selection Process

‘Casting About Program 47: The One Book One Lincoln Finalists

One Book One Lincoln – Preview Discussion – July 24, 2009

People of the Book: KZUM’s BookTalk Discussion – July 1, 2009

And the 2009 winner for One Book One Lincoln is…

One Book - One LincolnpeopleofthebookPeople of the Book, by Geraldine Brooks!

You can click here to visit our Primary Resource Guide for this year, including Discussion Groups and Programs and Special Events.

We also encourage you to become a Fan of the One Book One Lincoln Facebook page if you’re on that social networking site, and to follow the Lincoln City Libraries Twitter feed for regular postings associated with this year’s One Book One Lincoln.

And, of course, watch for discussion questions to be posted regularly here on the One Book One Lincoln  blog.

We look forward to hearing from readers about this year’s title!

New One Book One Lincoln podcasts!

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Two new podcasts are available from the libraries’ Podcasts page, both dealing with this year’s One Book One Lincoln process!

‘Casting About, Program 46 features Lisa discussing the One Book One Lincoln selection process with OBOL selection committee members M.J. Humphrey and Jerry Sellentin. This episode is approximately 16 minutes long.

‘Casting About, Program 47 features Lisa, Pat, Vicki and Marcy discussing the five One Book One Lincoln 2009 finalists.

Visit the Podcasts page to listen to each recording individually, or to sign up to receive library podcasts through your RSS feeds!

Two weeks to go!

One Book - One LincolnThere are only two more weeks to go until the winning title for the 2009 One Book One Lincoln will be announced, both in the Lincoln Journal Star newspaper and here on the libraries’ web site.

In the meantime, we’re curious to hear — how many of the top 12 finalists have you read this summer?

Did you have any favorites, or least favorites? Why?

Let us know what you think about this year’s crop of OBOL titles!