Courtesy of ktvz.com
December 5, 2021
Deschutes Public Library is pleased to announce The Seed Keeper as the 2022 “A Novel Idea…Read Together” selection. The book, written by Diane Wilson, was revealed during a virtual event on Sunday.
A youth book, I Can Make This Promise, by Christine Day will also join the growing list of coveted books and notable authors as part of the “A Novel Idea” project.
“Embarking on our 19th year of ‘A Novel Idea’ readers are invited to delve into two separate yet deeply rooted books,” said Deschutes Public Library Programs Supervisor Liz Goodrich. “Day’s novel is inspired by her own family’s history, while Wilson blends history and fiction, offering an inspiring story of Dakota women who protected their family seeds and way of life. Both authors are remarkable storytellers and their connection to the natural world fills each page with hope.”
“This year more than 50 books were nominated and read as part of the selection process,” said Goodrich. “The committee strives to promote thoughtful subject matter and bring forth emerging authors that have a story to tell. Wilson and Day represent books that revolve around healing generational trauma and family—whether by choice or by blood—and that can look a lot of different ways.”
“A Novel Idea” is the largest community read program in the state of Oregon with more than 9,000 people participating in 2021. The goal is to inspire Deschutes County residents to read, discuss and attend free cultural and author events to unite our community.
Mark your calendars for April 2022, when programming for “A Novel Idea” kicks off. Throughout the month, readers can explore and expound upon ideas found in The Seed Keeper and I Can Make This Promise. “A Novel Idea” programming culminates with a free presentation by authors Diane Wilson and Christine Day the first weekend in May. All programs, including the authors’ presentations, are free of charge thanks to the support of the Deschutes Public Library Foundation.
“We work year-round to provide a platform for our wonderful community of readers, library staff, local businesses and partners to have an event they commit to year-after-year,” said Goodrich.