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What We're Reading

The Big Read encourages all citizens of Charlottesville to read and talk about a thought-provoking book each year to foster community and civic awareness. JMRL is proud to cooperate with the Virginia Foundation's Center for the Book, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and Arts Midwest.

The upcoming title is:

2017 Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones

Past titles were:

2016 The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers

2015 The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

2014 True Grit by Charles Portis

2013 The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

2012 Bless me, Ultima by Rudofo Anaya

2011 The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

2010 A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines

2009 Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

2008 To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

2007 The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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