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A companion page for Bridgewater's common reading program

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A community that opens the same book together closes it in greater harmony.

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Upcoming Events Fall 2020

The Indigenous History Conference - Here It Began: 2020 Hindsight or Foresight - a Plymouth 400 Signature Event will take place over nine days during the fall of 2020. Click below to see the events and register. All events are free and you may register for as many as you like. Robin Wall Kimmerer, author of our fall selection Braiding Sweetgrass will be speaking on November 22. See the full program of events here.

 

The College of the Holy Cross is hosting a virtual speaker series this fall with events that are related to our book. While these events are not sponsored by BSU or One Book One Community they will be of interest to our readers. Find the full program here.

Our Current Read

All the Books We've Read

2005-2006            Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich 

2006-2007            My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult

2007-2008            Night by Elie Wiesel

Fall 2008               Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury 

Spring 2009         Silent Spring by Rachel Carson 

Spring 2010         Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson

Fall 2010               In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

Spring 2011         Dark Tide: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919 by Stephen Puleo 

Fall 2011               Dragon House, by John Shors

Spring 2012         The Town that Food Saved, by Ben Hewitt

Fall 2012               The Lemon Tree, by Sandy Tolan

Spring 2013         In The Heart of The Sea, by Nathaniel Philbrick

Fall 2013               We Band of Angels, by Elizabeth Norman

Spring 2014         A Walk in the Woods, by Bill Bryson and Becoming Odyssa by Jennifer Pharr Davis

Fall 2014               The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Spring 2015         Cold Case to Case Closed by Richard Little

Fall 2015               The Remarkable Courtship of General Tom Thumb, by Nicholas Rinaldi

Spring 2016         Life, Animated by Ron Suskind

Fall 2016               Code Talker, by Joseph Bruchac

Spring 2017         The Elephant Whisperer, by Lawrence Anthony

Fall 2017               On Pluto; Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s, by Greg O’Brien and

Lewy, Mom and Me, by Peggy Bushy

Spring 2018         Post-Traumatic Church Syndrome, by Reba Riley

Fall 2018               The Island of Worthy Boys, by Connie Hertzberg Mayo

Spring 2019         Freedom by Any Means and Forbidden Fruit, by Betty DeRamus

Fall 2019               The Library Book, by Susan Orlean

Spring 2020         Thanks A Thousand, by A.J. Jacobs

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