And the 2015 Arlington Reads Together book is… (drumroll, please)

The selection committee has been busy reading the proposed candidates for Arlington’s next “community read,” Arlington Reads Together (A.R.T.). After a summer of reading and some intense discussion, the committee selected…

(drumroll, please)

mysisterlivesonthemantelpieceMy Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece by Annabel Pitcher!

Come March 2015, this is the book everyone in Arlington will be talking about, and we’ll have plenty of copies for everyone, as well as book discussions and other events free and open to the public.

In the meantime, though, you might be curious about some of the other books we considered for our next A.R.T. choice. These are all extraordinary¬†books, and we recommend them, even though we didn’t choose them for A.R.T….yet. (It was hard to choose just one…and there’s always next year!)

Without further ado, the longlist (with shortlisted titles, a.k.a. runners-up, in bold):

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou

Caleb’s Crossing, Geraldine Brooks

The Boys in the Boat, Daniel James Brown

Ten Thousand Joys & Ten Thousand Sorrows, Olivia Ames Hoblitzelle

Reality Boy, A.S. King

Orphan Train, Christina Baker Kline

Wild, Cheryl Strayed

The Wordy Shipmates, Sarah Vowell

Boxers & Saints, Gene Luen Yang

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2 Responses to And the 2015 Arlington Reads Together book is… (drumroll, please)

  1. Liz Rowland says:

    Does this mean that Annabel Pitcher will be coming to the Robbins Library?!?

  2. Pingback: You CAN take it with you: audiobooks for family road trips | Robbins Library Blog

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