We’re thrilled for author Nancy Rawles that the Seattle Public Library has selected her book My Jim as the next Seattle Reads title. The novel is based on the character of Jim in Mark Twain’s book Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.  Jim was a slave who escaped down the Mississippi River with Huck Finn. The story is told in the voice of Sadie, Jim’s wife, and follows Jim’s family as it struggles to cope with his loss after the escape. Rawles will visit locations of the Seattle Public Library from May 20-23, 2009 to talk with readers about her novel.  What a wonderful book to encourage discussions!

Random House, Inc is a big supporter of City Reads programs.  Please contact us at library@randomhouse.com if you need help planning your own community program, to find out about author availability, or to request more information about any of our books.  We have two catalogs which list books popular in One Book, One Community programs (one featuring an introduction and programming tips from Nancy Pearl).  You can download the PDFs HERE.

-Jen

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