Posted on Feb 12, 2014 in Campus News and News
KU Libraries is uniting with the Lawrence Public Library as sponsors of this year’s Read Across Lawrence program. As part of the annual month-long event, the Lawrence community is invited to read the same book and join in on the public conversation by attending discussions, guest lectures and other city-wide festivities with fellow readers. For this year’s series, the Read Across Lawrence book is “Housekeeping” by Marilynne Robinson.
“Housekeeping” is the story of two sisters raised in the rural community of Fingerbone, Idaho. The family is plagued by loss, and the sisters are raised by a series of family members culminating in their last hope – their aunt, a boxcar drifter. Lyrical and haunting, “Housekeeping” explores loss, hope, love and the family ties that bind.
The Read Across Lawrence events feature discussions with local authors and researchers as well as a special Housekeeping edition of Nerd Nite Lawrence on February 12. The program’s conclusion will feature an opportunity for readers to meet Robinson as part of an interview and book signing on March 6. There is no special registration required to participate, and books are available at the public and campus libraries while supplies last. Visit the Read Across Lawrence site for additional details and a complete events schedule.