It is hard to imagine people all across the state of Arizona reading the same book during the same month, but that is the goal of OneBook Arizona.
According to the OneBook Arizona brochure, the program is a “statewide effort to bring adults together through literature.” During the month of April, OneBook Arizona is asking people to read Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal Dreams.
Winslow Roxanne Memorial Library is participating in this program. Librarian Docia Blalock said the library has several copies of the book that can be checked out. She described the story as an easy read that people will find enjoyable.
The plot of the story is a woman who returns to her small hometown in Southern Arizona and learns to live there as an adult.
“She has a little romance and gets involved in a political event. She builds a home and a life,” Blalock explained.
The library will host a discussion on April 25 at 6 p.m. to talk about the book. Discussion will be aimed at Animal Dreams or any of Kingsolver’s books. Blalock said the discussion can even include other books readers have enjoyed.
She hopes the discussion will help readers come together and talk about the books they enjoy. “This will promote the sharing of an intellectual collective energy,” she concluded.
Stop by the library and check out a copy of Animal Dreams.