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One Book Many Voices to discuss 'The Night Train'
One Book Many Voices to discuss 'The Night Train'

ROME, Ga. -- The first of this year's One Book Many Voices community-wide book discussions will be held next Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Coosa Room at Rome's Sara Hightower Regional Library.

One Book Many Voices is a program designed to foster literacy and build dialogue in the community. This year's selection is The Night Train by Clyde Edgerton.

"The book focuses on the characters' personal transformation and evolving attitudes toward race, but in the process it sheds light on the impact of the civil rights movement on a national and local level," said Katherine Powell, who serves on the program's committee.

"We hope (the book) will encourage people who lived through that time to share their stories with each other and with those too young to remember," Powell added.

Berry College associate professor of English Christina Bucher will lead next Tuesday's discussion.

Author Clyde Edgerton is a Guggenheim fellow and the author of more than 10 books. He is the Thomas S. Kenan III Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Learn more about One Book Many Voices at romelibrary.org.