One City One Book
The Circle by Dave Eggers is a novel set in Silicon Valley when an influential company uses its technology to make a perfect world that turns out to be a totalitarian nightmare. It’s a gripping page-turner that raises timely and troubling questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy and the limits of human knowledge and leaves the reader wondering what our world is coming to.
Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly is the book that inspired the Oscar-nominated film documenting the true, but little known story about an extraordinary group of African-American women who were instrumental in the development of America’s space program, even as they struggled against the restrictions imposed by racial segregation, skepticism about women’s role in the workplace and NASA’s entrenched bureaucracy.
The Tsar of Love and Techno by Anthony Marra is a captivating, exquisitely written collection of linked stories that recounts the heroic and tragic lives of several generations of Soviet citizens and their descendants who struggle to define their lives, recapture their broken history, discover truth and beauty and sometimes just to survive in a corrupt, war-torn and environmentally ravaged post-Soviet Russia.
Help us decide what Walnut Creek will read this summer. Vote for the book YOU think all of Walnut Creek should read this summer. We’ll announce the winner this summer and how you can get a free copy of the book, along with a series of great programs scheduled for the Fall. Voting ends Friday, March 31. One vote per person.
(Only one vote allowed per person.)
One City One Book is a “citywide book club” that encourages the community to read the selection and participate in a series of events that celebrate the book. The annual choice is announced in the summer and community events are planned for the fall giving the community time to read and enjoy the book. Now in its twelfth year, One City One Book is presented by the Walnut Creek Library Foundation and Contra Costa County Library. View previous book selections HERE.
Thank you to our signature One City One Book sponsor:
Thanks to our supporting sponsors:
Thank you to our partners:
Contra Costa County Library • Friends of the Ygnacio Valley Library