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One Book – One Lincoln

Take part in One Book – One Lincoln this week!

One Book - One LincolnthirteenthtaleOne Book One Lincoln fans,

Here are the opportunities for you to participate in this year’s One Book One Lincoln during the next week-or-so (October 6th through 13th):

Monday, October 6th — 6:30 p.m. — Book Discussion in a Garden: Hazel Abel Park
Join other readers in Lincoln’s historic Hazel Abel Park at 18th & “E” St. for an evening discussion of The Thirteenth Tale. You are encouraged to bring a chair or blanket, and even a picnic supper if you’d like! Garden book discussions will not be held if there is rain on that date.

Tuesday, October 7th — Noon-1 p.m. — Book Discussion: Courtyard Book Chat
Meredith, the curator of the Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors, will lead a brown-bag-lunch discussion of The Thirteenth Tale in the open central courtyard at the Bennett Martin Public Library downtown. Stop in with your lunch and enjoy a stimulating book discussion!

Wednesday, October 8th — 7:00 p.m. — Book Discussion: Southpointe Barnes & Noble
Discuss the book with fellow readers!

Monday, October 6th — 6:30 p.m. — Book Discussion in a Garden: Maxwell Arboretum and Garden Gazebo
Join other readers at UNL’s East Campus arboretum for an evening discussion of The Thirteenth Tale. Feel free to tour the fall flowers in the Maxwell Arboretum, then join us for a book discussion in the Garden Gazebo (across Holdrege St. from Valentinos at approximately 35th street). You are encouraged to bring a chair or blanket, and even a picnic supper if you’d like! Garden book discussions will not be held if there is rain on that date.

Sunday, October 12th — 2:00 p.m. — Gere Branch — Special Program: Buried in Books!
Jim McKee, Lincoln resident, historian and a lover of books, will share the story of Thomas Jefferson Fitzpatrick, longtime resident of Bethany, and a bibliomaniac. Fitzpatrick, a college professor, lived out the end of his life existing entirely in his kitchen, while the rest of the property was packed floor to ceiling with books. For some it is not enough to hear the stories or read the stories. They must own the very books that haunt their lives. What secrets do their worlds hold for us? What tales do the pages of their lives and collections have to tell? A discussion of The Thirteenth Tale will be held after this program.

Check out this year’s official One Book One Lincoln web site for full details, plus additional future scheduling information.

Scott C. / One Book One Lincoln web site manager

The Thirteenth Tale: Discussion Question #2

One Book - One LincolnthirteenthtaleDiscussion Question #2

Much of the mythology of Vida Winter is taken up with the lost thirteenth tale, the story that was supposed to appear as the final installment in her first book, Thirteen Tales of Change and Desperation. Ironically, famous as she is, Vida Winter is at least as famous for the one story no one has read, as she is for her many novels. What is the significance of Vida Winter’s Thirteenth Tale in Diane Setterfield’s The Thirteenth Tale?

What do you think?

One Book One Lincoln on City Focus on 5CityTV

One Book - One LincolnthirteenthtaleYou can catch a panel of Lincoln City Library staffers — Lisa, Marcy, Layne and Scott — discussing this year’s One Book — One Lincoln selection, The Thirteenth Tale, on a new episode of City Focus.

5citytvCity Focus is a public affairs information series that airs on 5CityTV — the city of Lincoln’s government and public-access television network, available on channel 5 on Lincoln’s Time-Warner Cable. For a schedule of when City Focus airs during October, check out 5CityTV’s online schedule page.

New Thirteenth Tale Podcast available!

One Book - One LincolnthirteenthtaleLisa and Layne, both from the Eiseley Branch Library, can be heard discussing this year’s One Book — One Lincoln selection, The Thirteenth Tale, in episode #17 of ‘Casting About.

‘Casting About is the weekly audio podcast put together by the staff of BookGuide and the Lincoln City Libraries. You can see our list of all past podcast episodes, and sign up to receive new episodes via RSS feed, at our Podcasts page.

The Thirteenth Tale: Discussion Question #1

One Book - One LincolnthirteenthtaleWe encourage you to participate in One Book One Lincoln online by responding to the Book Discussion Questions, such as this one:

Discussion Question #1

Titles like The Woman in White, The Castle of Otranto, Lady Audley’s Secret, Wuthering Heights, and of course, Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre all figure prominently in Setterfield’s plot. And, of course, Margaret and Vita Winter are both authors as well as people who are passionate about books. What other ways do books and the love of books figure into the plot?