The list gets even shorter.
From the original list of 34 titles, only two contenders remain: “Orphan Train,” a work of historical and contemporary fiction by Christina Baker Kline; and the memoir “Wild” by Cheryl Strayed.
“Our Book Selection Committee has considered many heartfelt and compelling speeches during our selection process,” said Barb McDonald, outreach coordinator. “Each year, we face the difficult task of narrowing down our list of nominees to just one finalist. All 34 original candidates offered our community diverse themes that had the potential for initiating interesting discussions. The committee is looking forward to reaching consensus to reveal the 2015 One Book and invite its author to visit Sarasota.”
The One Book One Community is also unveiling a new logo in recognition of the 12th year of promoting this program.
“Similar read-together programs are popular in many places around the country. The Sarasota County One Book One Community logo is special and unique among these reading programs. The new icon represents reading one book as one community. It is our hope that readers will make a connection with the new icon. Sarasota County’s One Book logo advertises a way to find out how to become involved in a shared reading experience locally,” said McDonald.