Join the discussion!

If you had a chance to attend one of the discussions of Flight of the Sparrow, what questions/issues were most interesting? What surprised you? What questions would you like to ask the author, Amy Belding Brown?

If you haven’t yet read the book, or made it to one of the discussions, you still have time! Your library has copies of the book, or you can purchase your own copy at White Birch Books. There are four discussions scheduled next week, see our Events page for times and places.

Discussion guide and link to primary source

Our project humanist Jo Radner has prepared a discussion guide for Flight of the Sparrow. In it, she references Amy Belding Brown’s inspiration for the novel, Mary Rowlandson’s captivity narrative published in 1682. You can read Rowlandson’s narrative online or download to an ereader from the link below.

Big Event this week!

photo of Lisa GardnerReaders from across the Mount Washington Valley will gather on Thursday, October 25 at 7 pm at the Lutheran Church of the Nativity in North Conway Village. Lisa Gardner, author of this year’s 1 Book 1 Valley selection, “Love You More,” will speak about her book, her writing, research, and more. All are welcome at this free event, whether or not they have read the book ahead of time.

White Birch Books will have copies of Love You More and other books by Lisa Gardner available for sale and signing after the program.

There is still time to attend a book discussion at a local library before Thursday’s big event: Monday at 7 pm in Madison, Tuesday at 12:30 pm in Effingham, and Wednesday at 5:00 pm in Jackson.

1 Book 1 Valley is funded by grants from the Pequawket Foundation and the Kendal C. and Anna Ham Charitable Foundation, along with financial support from participating libraries’ Friends groups and White Birch Books.