READ 2013: Vote for Our Nominees

We are planning Gloversville’s second annual community read! A community read is about bringing a community together through a common book.  By reading, discussing, and exploring the topic with related programming a community strengthens its commitment to reading while finding out new details about itself and its citizens.

Community nominations for a READ title were accepted between December 3–21, 2012.  The READ committee narrowed the list down using specific criteria and is happy to announce the finalists.  Now we want YOU, the community to select the title that will be our 2013 READ title. Ballots are available at the Library or submit your vote on-line at

Following Atticus, Tom Ryan

Middle-aged, overweight, acrophobic newspaperman Tom Ryan decided to climb all 48 of New Hampshire's 4,000 ft peaks twice in one winter while raising money for charity with his dog, Atticus. It was an adventure of a lifetime,  across hundreds of miles. At the heart of the amazing journey was the extraordinary relationship they shared, one that blurred the line between man and dog.

Elsewhere, Richard Russo

The Pulitzer Prize winner Russo now turns to memoir in a hilarious, moving, and always surprising account of his life, his parents, and the upstate New York town they grew up in.  Most of the focus is on his mother who struggled to make peace with her personal demons and her hometown while moving around the country with her son and his family.

Sarah's Key, Tatiana De Rosnay

An historical novel that reveals the personal stories associated with the 1942 roundups and deportation of Parisian Jews though the research of a modern day magazine writer.  Her story and that of her husband’s family intertwine with Sarah’s  in this story about loyalty and hardship.

She Said Yes, Misty Bernall

Cassie was one of the students killed by schoolmates at Columbine High.  Though she once walked the same road as her killers, faith and family drew her down a different path.  This book is a celebration of her life and her profession of faith right up to the moment of her death.

A Dog's Purpose, W. Bruce Cameron

“Why am I here?” is a question we all struggle with at one time or another.  Explore it with Bailey as he lives the life of several dogs in an attempt to answer that question and discover the unique relationship between humans and their companions.