The town of Fairfield chooses a book each year and encourages the whole town to read it and engage through various programs. The One Book One Town (OBOT) committee is run by the Fairfield Public Library and consists of librarians and staff from FPL as well as the Pequot Library, Fairfield Museum & History Center, Fairfield University Bookstore, and our Library! This year we also welcomed representation from Sacred Heart University's Library.
The 2022 One Book One Town selection was The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune. Genres: Fiction/Fantasy/LGBTQIA+. Copies are available at our Library and there still may be some signed copies for purchase at the downtown bookstore! View past book selections on the OBOT website.
The Fairfield University student Book Club read the book over winter break and many other members of campus read it as part of the DiMenna-Nyselius Library's Winter Reading Challenge. Here are a few comments from the reading challenger's about The House in the Cerulean Sea:
"Loved it and couldn't put it down!"
"A perfect book at this time when the world is grey and chaotic to give you a feeling of hope."
"Each character was nuanced and a joy to discover. I was excited to read it, but enjoyed it even more than I thought I would."
"The LGBTQ representation was powerful and I think well done."
The main OBOT event each year is the author talk. If you missed it you can watch the recording on the Fairfield Public Library's YouTube page: