Greenwich Reads Together is a community-wide reading experience which will engage all of Greenwich in exploring a single book. Members of the community are encouraged to suggest their favorite books in the comment box below.
In order to be selected, the book should be of high literary quality, reflective of universal issues and capable of generating thought-provoking discussions. It should lend itself to engaging public programs and appeal to a diverse population. It must also be currently in print and available in large quantities and in multiple formats, including paperback, e-book, audiobook and large print.
The suggestions will be evaluated by the Selection Committee, which is comprised of distinguished members of the community including Greenwich High School English Teacher and Program Administrator Brigid Barry, WGCH Radio host Darby Cartun, former Superintendant of Schools Ernie Fleishman, author and publishing consultant Lucy Hedrick, National Children's Poet Laureate Mary Ann Hoberman, freelance journalist and writer Shashi Khorana and Brunswick junior Will Peisch.
Several community organizations have formed a Steering Committee to lead this effort including Greenwich Arts Council, Greenwich Boys and Girls Club, Greenwich Historical Society, Greenwich Library and the YWCA of Greenwich. The book will be selected for Winter/Spring 2011, and will be explored through discussions, programs and lectures.