One Book, One CommunityOne Book, One Community is an annual event encouraging residents of the City of Columbia, Richland County and the Midlands to read the same book at the same time, and to share their passion for reading with their friends and neighbors. Every February, this initiative brings together readers from all over the Columbia area in an attempt to promote literacy and its importance to our community. Make sure to check out the One Book, One Community Facebook page for the latest updates.
2017 One Book, One CommunitySelection: Grant Park by Leonard Pitts, Jr. In February 2017, readers will join Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Leonard Pitts, Jr., as he takes on the past four decades of US race relations through the stories of two veteran journalists in his novel Grant Park. Following the breakout success of his previous novel, Freeman, Pitts returns with an even more complex, suspenseful, and intricate story. Grant Park is a page-turning and provocative look at black and white relations in contemporary America, blending the absurd and the poignant in a powerfully well-crafted narrative that showcases Pitts’s gift for telling emotionally wrenching stories. Grant Park is an audacious and eloquent take on politics, race, and history, and yet another demonstration that Pitts, beyond his identity as a lauded journalist, has emerged as an important voice in contemporary American fiction. Get the Book, Share the Experience
- Get a copy from Richland Library
- Get a copy from Amazon (When you purchase through our Amazon link you help support One Columbia)
- Find a library Event (list coming soon)
- Get Social on Facebook or Tag #OneBookOneCommunity on Twitter