We are proud to present our 2021 One Book selections: Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer and The Only Plane in the Sky by Garrett M. Graff. 

These titles will help us remember and reflect on the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Join the community conversation this fall. Watch our website and social media (Facebook | Instagram | Twitter) for program and event announcements!

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Launched in 2018, One Book Siouxland is a program that encourages area residents to read the same book and discuss it as a community. An annual event, it aims to broaden and deepen an appreciation of reading and to bring together friends, families, and neighbors to share their experiences.

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The 2020 One Book Siouxland selection was Kristin Hannah's bestselling The Great Alone, a gripping portrayal of a family seeking a fresh beginning in Alaska in the 1970s.

In 2019, participants read Caroline Fraser's Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder. Prairie Fires won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Biography, the National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography, as well as being named to New York Times' "10 Best Books of the Year.


In 2018, One Book Siouxland participants read Fredrik Backman's best-selling book, A Man Called Ove. Library staff, in partnership with local library users, selected this story because of its theme--"people can change, even if they are set in their ways"--as well as the strong Swedish and Scandinavian heritage that is part of this region and the book.