This year, Brookline Reads is looking at the question of where and from whom does information originate? "In this age of the 24/7 news cycle, what are the sources and what are the consequences? The challenges? The influences? How do we...should we...sort fact from fiction?"
The book we have chosen for our community to read this year is The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman. I've already read this book, and I recommend it wholeheartedly. It is a fascinating, witty look at the people running a dying newspaper.
And we're delighted to announce that Tom Rachman himself will be in Brookline next Monday for the Kickoff event. He'll be reading from the book, and there will be paperback copies for sale that he'll be happy to sign. Or you could bring your hardcover copy, like I'm going to do. :-)
The Kickoff is on Monday January 24 at 7 pm in Hunneman Hall at the Main Library of Brookline. I hope you'll consider coming.
For more information, see the Brookline Reads website and the Brookline Reads blog.