Finalists have been announced for the One Book One Nebraska program for 2015. Mary Jo Ryan, Nebraska Library Commission Communications Coordinator, says the program is a yearly event that gives Nebraskans the chance to collaborate on the same book.
“One Book One Nebraska is this fantastic opportunity that the Nebraska Library Commission and Nebraska Center for the Book host every year. Along with the Humanities Nebraska organization. We encourage people all across the state to read the same book, and spend time together talking about the book, and asking each other questions and seeing how the book relates to their lives today.”
This year’s book is Once Upon a Town: The Miracle of the North Platte Canteen by Bob Greene.
Ryan says 2015 finalists include Benediction and Eagles Voice Remembers.
“There’s a book by Kent Haruf, and the name of it is Benediction. There’s a book by Beverly Deepe Keever, that’s Death Zones and Darling Spies: Seven Years of Vietnam War Reporting. There’s a Classic by John Neihardt, Eagle Voice Remembers. Another book that has a wonderful Great Plains setting and that’s The Floor of the Sky, by Pamela Carter Joern.”
The other three finalists are Free Radical: Ernest Chambers, Black Power, and the Politics of Race, by Tekla Agbala Ali Johnson, Goodnight, Nebraska, by Tom McNeal, and the Loren Eiseley Reader, by Loren Eiseley.
The choice will be announced at 5:30 p.m. on November 8th at the Celebration of Nebraska Books at the Nebraska Library Commission in downtown Lincoln.