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author_and_cover2016 One Book, One Community author Amanda Lindhout will visit our Region:

Monday, September 26
7:00pm
Knox Presbyterian Church
50 Erb St. W., Waterloo

Tuesday, September 27
1:30pm
Elmira District Secondary School
4 University Ave., Elmira

Tuesday, September 27
7:00pm
Kitchener Public Library, Central Location
85 Queen St. N., Kitchener

Wednesday, September 28
7:00pm
Trillium United Church
450 King St. E., Cambridge

All author events are free.  Registration/tickets are not required. Arrive early to secure a good seat!

 
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Posted by on July 25, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

Congratulations!

sawyer_skullOne Book, One Community Waterloo Region would like to extend its congratulations to author, Robert Sawyer, on being named to the Order of Canada.

Sawyer’s book, Hominids, the first novel in his popular Neanderthal Parallax trilogy, was the selection for One Book, One Community 2005.

Congratulations, Rob!

 
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Posted by on July 4, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

And the 2016 OBOC selection is…

house in the skyApril 21, 2016 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

This morning, at a special event hosted by Waterloo Region Record, the One Book, One Community committee announced that the 2016 selection is A House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout.

This book is a dramatic and redemptive memoir of a woman whose curiosity led her to the world’s most beautiful and remote places, its most imperiled and perilous countries, and then into fifteen months of harrowing captivity as a hostage in Somalia.

It is an exquisitely written story of courage, resilience, and grace and a search for compassion in the face of unimaginable adversity.

About the Author

Amanda Lindhout is a New York Times bestselling author, speaker and journalist. Her multiple award winning memoir, A House in the Sky, has been on the Globe and Mail top ten list for over two years. In 2015 her work as a journalist included writing feature stories in Maclean’s, National Post and Flare, with photography for Flare.

The book has been optioned by Hollywood production company Annapurna Pictures (Zero Dark Thirty, Her, American Hustle). Development has started with Oscar nominated actress Rooney Mara to play the role of Amanda.

One Book, One Community, now in its 15th year, celebrates the books and writing of Canadian authors. Through the shared experience of reading and discussing the same book, One Book, One Community has helped create a special sense of community in the Region.

Michele Hopkins, Chair of One Book, One Community, says “The book is beautifully written and though the topic is serious, it brings us to a greater understanding of forgiveness and compassion. It also demonstrates the resilience and strength one can find even in very dark circumstances.”

Free author events will be held in Cambridge, Waterloo, Kitchener and Elmira from September 26 – 28. Watch the The Record and here, the official One Book, One Community website (www.oboc.ca), for details on special events as they develop.

A House in the Sky is available as a book, an eBook and through the CNIB library. Visit your library or favourite bookseller today!

If you would like more information about One Book, One Community, contact Michele Hopkins at 226-748-8030 or mhopkins@regionofwaterloo.ca

 
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Posted by on April 21, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

Learn more about our selection

DaytimeShowPageBannerWithTextOne Book, One Community committee members, Natalie Gibbons and Mary Monteith from Kitchener Public Library discuss this year’s selection on Roger’s Daytime TV show with host Susan Cook-Scheerer.

 
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Posted by on April 20, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

A Greeting From Our Author

Amanda-Lindhout-399043This year’s One Book, One Community Waterloo Region author, Amanda Lindhout, was unable to be at the launch on April 21 at the Waterloo Region Record.  However, she kindly sent her remarks via video.  Click here to view.

Amanda Lindhout will visit our Region:

Monday, September 26, 2016 – Waterloo

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 – Kitchener & Elmira

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 – Cambridge

 
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Posted by on April 19, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

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Join our mailing list and receive occasional emails on programs, events and OBOC authors.

To subscribe to our mailing list simply contact One Book, One Community committee member, Sandi Hall, at shall@wpl.ca.

 
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Posted by on January 18, 2016 in Uncategorized

 
 
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