Mayor Karl Dean announced today that the next selection for Nashville Reads is "We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves" by New York Times bestselling author Karen Joy Fowler.
This is the third book selection for Nashville Reads, a citywide reading campaign to encourage Nashvillians to read the same book at the same time to create a shared experience of reading in the city. Previous selections included Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale in 2012 and Yann Martel's Life of Pi in 2013.
"This book is a great fit for our citywide read; it appeals to a wide range of readers and will spark connection and discussion," Mayor Dean said. "I'm confident that adults will find it an engaging read, simultaneously humorous and tragic, thought-provoking but fast-paced. Karen Joy Fowler is a smart, special author, and I encourage Nashvillians to take advantage of her free public appearance here next spring."
The reading campaign will take place from February to April and include diverse events around the city, capped off with a free public lecture in April featuring Fowler. Nashville Public Library has added several more print and digital copies of the book to its collection. Visit nashvillereads.org for more information and to sign up on an email list.