One Book Many Communites - Community Read

Vote here or visit your local library before September 30! 

 We want your help to determine the best choice for One Book, Many Communities. This annual event unites readers from 22 public, academic and school library systems in Champaign, Clark, Darke, Delaware, Miami, Morrow, Preble and Richland counties as they experience the same book through a variety of entertaining discussions and programs.

Participating libraries include Arcanum Public Library, Bradford Public Library, Brown Memorial Public Library, Cardington-Lincoln Public Library, Champaign County Library, Clark County Public Library, J.R. Clarke Public Library, Edison State Community College, Greenville Public Library, Marvin Memorial Library, Milton-Union Public Library, New Carlisle Public Library, New Madison Public Library, Piqua Public Library, Selover Public Library, St. Paris Public Library, Tipp City Public Library, Tri-County North School District, Troy-Miami County Public Library, Urbana University, Worch Memorial Public Library and Wornstaff Memorial Public Library.

Listed below are your options: 

The Widows by Jess Montgomery (Fiction)

Inspired by the true story of Ohio’s first female sheriff, this historical mystery tells the story of two widows who take on corruption at the heart of their community. Lily Ross seeks to avenge her husband’s murder while helping Marvena Whitcomb uncover the truth about her missing daughter.

The Poisoned City  by Anna Clark (Nonfiction)

In April 2014, the city of Flint, Michigan found its water poisoned by lead and other toxins. This detailed account chronicles every step of the mismanagement of resources, suffering by inhabitants, and activists’ struggle to expose the truth, shining a light on the fatal consequences of the disaster.

The Line Becomes a River by Francisco Cantú (Nonfiction)

Francisco Cantú tells the story of his unique relationship to the US-Mexico border. Son of an immigrant and park ranger, Cantú becomes a border patrol agent but is haunted by the realities of hunting other humans through the brutal landscape. Compelled by a friend’s disappearance, he investigates the real toll the border takes on both sides.

Circe by Madeline Miller (Fiction)

In the ancient world of Olympian gods and titans, Circe is a daughter of the gods who finds her power in the practice of witchcraft. Banished to a deserted island, she grows in power and befriends mortal men and beasts, but ultimately must choose where her loyalties lie.