Announcing 2016’s book

We are pleased to announce that this year’s book for One Book One Valley will be The Finest Hours:
The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Most Daring Sea Rescue by Michael J. Tougias and Casey Sherman.

The book describes the simultaneous rescue missions for two oil tankers, each of which split in two during a severe winter storm off the coast of Cape Cod in 1952. It is a fast-paced, thrilling read, and it comes in a young reader’s version as well as the original adult edition. A feature film based on the book was released in theaters in January 2016.

Events will begin in September. Check back for updates!

Composing a Further Life

NPR’s “On Being” show featured an interview with Mary Catherine Bateson last weekend. (Click here for link to listen.)

Mary Catherine Bateson will speak as part of this year’s 1 Book 1 Valley at Salyards Center for the Arts in Conway on November 5, at 7 pm.

Cook Memorial Library in Tamworth will host a discussion of Bateson’s book Composing a Further Life: The Age of Active Wisdom on Wednesday, October 28 at noon.