Seattle Reads Fowler

9780399162091The grandmother of all One City/One Book programs in the US, has chosen Karen Joy Fowler’s We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves (PRH/Putnam/Marian Wood, 2013; also in trade pbk) as the 2016 title.

Fowler’s award-winning novel traces the course of a middle-class family that includes among its number a chimpanzee. In addition to winning the PEN/Faulkner Award it was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, was an Indie Next Pick, and made several end-of-the-year “best of” lists. Bustle lists it as the top pick of the “12 Books Everyone In Your Book Club Will Love.”

Seattle Reads began the One City One Book reading programs that swept the country over a decade ago.  Fowler will visit Seattle in May for a two-day event.

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