Your next read
Northland, as of right now you are reading "The Cellist of Sarajevo" by Steven Galloway.
The 2008 novel is based on the true story of a cello player who continued to play in bombed-out buildings during the siege of Sarajevo, and it is this year's pick for the community-wide reading project One Book, One Community.
The read-along, brought to you by the Duluth Public library and other local organizations, will include a handful of book-themed events: There will be an author visit and book signing on April 15 at the Spirit of the North Theater at Fitger's. A readers theater adaptation of the novel, directed by Cheryl Skafte, will be performed at 7 p.m. April 26 at Teatro Zuccone. Eight photographs by Vesna Pavolvic will be exhibited April 21-24 at the Depot. Former state representative Mike Jaros, who grew up in Bosnia and returned to Sarajevo after the siege, will give a first-person account and Alexis Pogorelskin of the University of Minnesota Duluth will provide historical background at 7 p.m. April 7 at the Duluth Public Library. Sam Black will direct a string ensemble in a selection of music related thematically to the siege of Sarajevo on March 30 in Virginia and April 13 in Cloquet and Duluth. The Virginia, Cloquet and Duluth public libraries will hold tambourine-
making events for kids on March 25 and April 8.