One Book. One Highland Park.

You Know When The Men Are Gone

you know when men gone fallon

Siobhan Fallon's collection of interconnected short stories are tales of life on a contemporary American military base, and take readers inside the homes, marriages and families of the segment of society that deals with the consequences of wars. The stories were inspired by her own experiences as an army wife living at Fort Hood, TX, while her husband was deployed to Iraq for two tours of duty.

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Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451 Bradbury

In Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury’s classic novel on censorship, a tyrannical government rules in a grim future where books are illegal and firemen are trained to burn them….until one fireman begins to question the government’s destructive ideology that knowledge is evil.
Published in 1953, Fahrenheit 451 was immediately recognized as a masterpiece of science fiction writing and continues to receive international acclaim.

 

Events:

Fahrenheit 451 Book Discussion
Wednesday, April 20, 7 p.m.  Noted book discussion leader Judy Levin discusses Fahrenheit 451.


Ray Bradbury: The Man Behind The Masterpiece
Thursday, April 28, 7 p.m.
Sam Weller, authorized biographer of Ray Bradbury and author of The Bradbury Chronicles and Listen to the Echoes: the Ray Bradbury Interviews, discusses Mr.Bradbury and provides information on the unknown origins of Fahrenheit 451. Mr. Weller has been given unparalleled access to Bradbury's archives and to the author, and shares his insight. Mr. Weller's books will be for sale and he will sign copies following the event.

Science Fiction Story Contest
Wednesday, May 4, 7 p.m
Winners will read their stories.  This event will take place at Half Price Books, Crossroads in Highland Park.

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Meet The Author - Monday, March 19 at 7 p.m.
Books will be for sale and the event will conclude with a book signing.  A reception honoring military families will be held following the event.


Book Discussion - Tuesday, April 3, 7 p.m.  Noted book discussion leader Judy Levin leads a discussion.

About One Book

A joint program by the City of Highland Park and the Library, One Book, One Highland Park is designed to broaden and deepen an appreciation of reading and encourage friends, family and neighbors to share their experience while reading the same book.