2023 One Book One Town Announced!

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The town of Fairfield chooses a book each year and encourages the whole town to read it and engage through dialogue and programming. 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, Sacred Heart University's Library, local public schools, and our DiMenna-Nyselius Library.

We are honored to announce that the 2023 One Book One Town title chosen was written by a resident of Fairfield.....

I Keep Trying to Catch His Eye: a memoir of loss, grief, and love by Ivan Maisel

It is an honest and emotionally deep memoir in which Ivan reflects on the loss of his dear son Max to suicide, the impact of grief on family and community, and the painful journey which brings Ivan to a place of seeing grief as an expression of love.

What Ivan and his family experienced was felt throughout the entire community. For this reason, the existence of this beautiful memoir presented itself as an urgent and unique opportunity to bring an essential conversation to the forefront.

Save the Date: Main Author Event - Tuesday March 28th 7:00PM at the Quick Center for the Arts. Registration information will be shared soon.

Save the Date: Writing Through Loss (Virtual Workshop) - Wednesday March 1st 12:00-1:00pm. Register here.

Companion titles for younger readers:

Hope Wins: A Collection of Inspiring Stories for Young Readers and Hope Nation: YA Authors Share Personal Moments of Inspiration. Both are edited by Rose Brock and feature stories that celebrate the triumphant power of hope, an important message in a time when hope is sometimes difficult to find.

The Rhino Suit by Colter Jackson. When a little girl feels like the pain of the world is too much, she builds a tough-skinned rhino suit to protect herself.

Copies of the books can be borrowed with your StagCard from the main level display at our Library. They are also available for purchase from the downtown Fairfield University Bookstore. For information about OBOT visit: http://fairfieldpubliclibrary.org/OBOT/ Details will be added to the Fairfield Public Library's events page as they become available.

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