Read Along with Richland Library: One Book, One Community
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – Richland Library’s annual shared reading experience encourages Midlands’ area residents to read the same book at the same time. In this year’s novel, Grant Park, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Leonard Pitts Jr. confronts the past four decades of race relations in the U.S. from the perspective of two veteran journalists.
Good Morning Columbia anchor Grace Joyal sat down with Sarah Gough, Richland Library’s Programs and Partnerships Librarian to discuss how you can get reading, how the book connects to the library’s exploration of social justice and what you can expect as you read along in February.
Here’s more information about One Book, One Community from Richland Library:
Following the breakout success of his previous novel, Freeman, Pitts returns with an even more complex, suspenseful, and intricate story. Grant Park is a page-turning and provocative look at black and white relations in contemporary America, blending the absurd and the poignant in a powerfully well-crafted narrative that showcases Pitts’s gift for telling emotionally wrenching stories.Grant Park is an audacious and eloquent take on politics, race, and history, and yet another demonstration that Pitts, beyond his identity as a lauded journalist, has emerged as an important voice in contemporary American fiction.
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