Lincoln City Libraries has announced that Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano is the book selected for the 2020 One Book – One Lincoln Community Reading Program. The book is available for borrowing from libraries in print, large type, compact disc as well as downloadable audio and eBook formats.
In Dear Edward Napolitano tells the story of 12-year-old Edward, the lone survivor of a plane crash as he struggles to find a place for himself in a world without his family. An uplifting story, full of hope and dry humor, with an underlying message about the decency of strangers.
Ann Napolitano is the author of the novels A Good Hard Look and Within Arm’s Reach. She is a graduate of Connecticut College and received her MFA from New York University. She lives in New York City with her family.
Awards and Honors for this Book
Winner of the Ridenhour Book Prize
Silver Winner of the California Book Award
Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize
Shortlisted for the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize
Longlisted for the Pen/Bograd Weld Prize for Biography
The runners up for the 2020 program were Bad Blood by John Carreyrou and The Dutch House by Ann Patchett.
To enhance readers’ enjoyment of Dear Edward, library staff is available for virtual book discussions, which can be scheduled for contacting Caitlin at 402-441-8575. Virtual events are also being planned including a visit by the author on November 15th.