The 2013 title for the Nashua Public Library’s eleventh annual Nashua Reads: One City, One Book program is The Widower’s Tale by Julia Glass.
With support from the Friends of the Nashua Public Library and the Ella Anderson Trust, Julia Glass
will come to Nashua to speak and answer questions about the book. The event will be held at the Nashua Public Library on October 25. Tickets will be available at the Hunt Memorial Building, 6 Main Street, during the Taste of Downtown on June 5, and anytime at the Nashua Public Library. They are also available online at www.mktix.com/npl.
About the Book
Seventy-year-old Percy Darling is settling happily into retirement: reading novels, watching old movies, and swimming naked in his pond. But his routines are disrupted when he is persuaded to let a locally beloved preschool take over his barn. As Percy sees his rural refuge overrun by children, parents, and teachers, he must re-examine the solitary life he has made in the three decades since the sudden death of his wife.
About the Author
Julia Glass stunned the literary world in 2002 with her first novel, Three Junes. It won the National
Book Award and led Richard Russo, author of Empire Falls (the very first Nashua Reads book) to say, “Julia Glass’s talent just sends chills up my spine; her novel, Three Junes, is a marvel.”
Julia’s second novel was The Whole World Over; her third, I See You Everywhere, won the Binghamton University John Gardner Book Award. The Widower’s Tale, published in 2011, is her most recent book.
Get Your Copy Now
The library has over 50 copies of The Widower’s Tale, including large-print and audio versions. Two sets of 11 books, each including a large-print copy, are available for borrowing by book groups. So reserve your copy; read it; talk about it with your friends, coworkers, and neighbors; and then come to the Nashua Public Library to meet the author this fall.
About One City, One Book
The goal of the One City, One Book program is to get as many Nashuans as possible to read the same book and talk about it with friends, coworkers, and neighbors. The program is now in its eleventh year.