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Finalist Book Selections Announced!

Here are the six finalists for the next "Malden Reads: One City, One Book" program

Thank you to everyone who submitted book suggestions for the next year of Malden Reads. The Malden Reads Core Committee has been hard at work planning for the next installment of this popular community-building program that centers around reading!

At the Sept. 12 meeting, the committee whittled down the long list of suggestions to the top six. They are:

“Caleb’s Crossing” by Geraldine Brooks

“The Absolutely True Story of a Part-Time Indian” by Sherman Alexie

“The Freedom Writer’s Diary”
by Erin Gruwell

“Following Atticus: Forty-eight High Peaks, One Little Dog, and an Extraordinary Friendship” by Tom Ryan

“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time” by Mark Haddon

“Life is So Good”
by George Dawson

The Committee welcomes community feedback about any of these choices. You can send your comments to maldenreads@gmail.com. You can also post your comments here on Patch!

The final decision will be made by the Committee on Sept. 24.  Besides being “a good read,” the book choice should have broad appeal and should explore themes that allow for a rich variety of events and discussions that relate to the Malden community. We also look for a book choice that presents opportunities for collaboration with local community groups. Books with related themes for younger readers will be selected once the main book is decided.
 
To join our mailing list, email maldenreads@gmail.com. You can also find us on Facebook or Twitter. (Just search for “Malden Reads.”) New, updated website coming soon! 

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