What book will Duluth be reading this year?
And the book chosen for this year's civic reading project in Duluth is (drum roll, please) ... "Population 485: Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time" by Michael Perry!...
And the book chosen for this year's civic reading project in Duluth is (drum roll, please) ... "Population 485: Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time" by Michael Perry!
Never heard of it?
Don't fret. We'll learn more about the book as this year's "One Book, One Community" reading project unfolds in April. Get a head start. Pick up the book (the Duluth Public Library has plenty of copies) and start reading it now.
"Population 485" tells the story of Perry's return to his small hometown in Wisconsin. To re-establish himself in the community, he joins the local volunteer fire and rescue department. The book explores the search for roots in places of the past.
Events for this year's civic reading project will be announced in March, but the highlight will be Perry's visit to Duluth on May 1.
This is the eighth year for Duluth's community-wide reading project. Previous book picks include "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee (2002), "Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain (2004) and "Three Cups of Tea" by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin (2008).