Lethal is the book that Everyone’s Reading in the metro area this year. The annual “Everyone’s Reading” program, which is sponsored by the Detroit public libraries in Oakland and Wayne counties, have chosen author Sandra Brown’s novel Lethal as their 2012 selection.
Now in its eleventh year, the Everyone’s Reading program was established to enhance the reading experience by sharing a single title throughout the community. Participating libraries are set to offer book events such as group discussions, appearances by Sandra Brown, and related topic presentations to facilitate dialogue.
According to this year’s Everyone’s Reading Reader’s Guide, best-selling author Sandra Brown has been praised by critics for her “storytelling ability” and “the way she is able to combine strong female characters with plots so complex and fast-paced that her readers are constantly challenged to figure out what might happen next.”
Anyone can get involved in the program by participating in the various events listed by both date and library location on the Everyone’s Reading homepage. The Baldwin Public Library in Birmingham will be shelving extra copies of Lethal, stocking reader’s guides, and facilitating two librarian-led book group discussions that are open to everyone.
This year’s Everyone’s Reading program runs through March 22, 2012. Due to high demand, free tickets for Ms. Brown’s speaking appearances will be distributed by Baldwin Public Library through lottery for residents of Birmingham, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms and Bloomfield Hillls. For more information call 248-647-1700.
-Post by Megan Shaffer