Friday, October 17, 2008

2009 All Iowa Reads The Rope Walk by Carrie Brown

The Rope WalkThe 2009 All Iowa Reads selection is the novel The Rope Walk by Carrie Brown. Here's a synopsis:
At her tenth birthday party, Alice, a motherless young girl protected by her father and five older brothers, encounters two people who will change her life--Theo, a mixed-race New York City boy, and Kenneth, an artist suffering from the ravages of AIDS.
All Iowa Reads is a program sponsored by the Iowa Center for the Book which encourages Iowans statewide to read and talk about a single title in the same year. Previous All Iowa Reads selections were:
2008. Digging to America by Anne Tyler
2007. Splendid Solution: Jonas Salk and the Conquest of Polio by Jeffrey Kluger
2006. Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
2005. The Master Butchers Singing Club by Louise Erdrich
2004. Niagara Falls All Over Again by Elizabeth McCracken
2003. Peace Like a River by Leif Enger
The Rope Walk book discussion at Carnegie-Stout Public Library will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 8, 2009. There is no need to register, just come and enjoy the lively discussion. Copies of the books may be picked up at the Circulation Desk a month before the discussion.

~ Mike, Adult Services

1 comment:

  1. I loved this book! It's another great pick for the All Iowa Reads.