One Book One Philadelphia
The Free Library closes its “One Book, One Philadelphia” season tonight, with a grand finale featuring the author of this year’s selection.
In the upcoming year, officials at the Free Library say, they would like everyone in the city to read “Buddha in the Attic,” a novel about the Japanese immigrant experience from the early 20th century through the internment camps of World War II.
The 10th anniversary season for the One Book, One Philadelphia program at the Free Library of Philadelphia came to a close on Friday night with an interview with author, Edwidge Danticat.
Cary’s novel, “The Price of a Child,” was the first “One Book, One Philadelphia” pick in 2003, and she founded Art Sanctuary 13 years ago.
The book chosen for this year’s program, War Dances, is a collection of stories, poems, and unstructured writings that offers perspectives through the eyes of its author, a Native American filmmaker, author, and poet.