Everyone’s Reading is a community wide reading program sponsored by metro Detroit public libraries in Oakland and Wayne counties. Now in its thirteenth year, Everyone’s Reading promotes community dialogue through the shared experience of reading and discussing the same book.
This year’s Everyone’s Reading selection is Before You Know Kindness by Chris Bohjalian.
About the Book
Each summer, three generations of the Seton family journey to their New Hampshire country house to spend a week together. After a tragic accident occurs, the family struggles to remain intact while their values and relationships are tested. This complex and multi-layered literary page-turner adeptly explores the animal rights movement and gun control, putting a personal face on these deeply controversial issues.
How to Get Involved
• Check out Before You Know Kindness or one of Bohjalian’s other works from a participating library. In addition to paperback and hardcover, many of his books are available in a variety of formats including large print, eBook and eAudiobook.
• Discuss Bohjalian’s works with other readers at library discussion programs or with your own book club
• Check out the Everyone’s Reading website at www.everyonesreading.org for programs, events and book group discussion points.
• Bohjalian graciously makes himself available to book clubs by scheduling a 20-minute conference by speakerphone or Skype when the group is reading one of his books, if his calendar permits. Check his website for full details: www.chrisbohjalian.com/reading-group-center
Everyone's Reading runs March 17 — April 30.