Help Select the 2015 Big Read Book

You can help pick the 2015 Big Read Book.

The Big Read is our community’s reading program that encourages everyone to read the same book and experience it through programs and performances that support the book theme. The Big Read is a grant program funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, and the library is applying for the grant in 2014 to support the community read in February 2015.

Take this poll to select which book you’d like to have everyone in the community read (you can only vote once). Share it with your friends, relatives and neighbors! We want everyone to vote. Voting ends Dec. 8.

Below you can read a brief synopsis of the three books up for selection, but you may already be familiar with them.

True Grit by Charles Portis
A classic Western, True Grit recounts the backcountry adventure of a one-eyed marshal, “Rooster” Cogburn, and a spirited fourteen-year-old, Mattie Ross, as they seek to avenge the death of Mattie’s father.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
Humor, trouble, and adventure follow Tom Sawyer everywhere—from the banks of the Mississippi to the brink of death and back in Mark Twain’s first full novel.

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
A Dust Bowl saga of the Joad family’s rough passage to California and the rougher treatment they find there, John Steinbeck’s novel is tragedy and comedy, story and allegory, editorial and epic.

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  • jan b williams

    From the descriptions, all of these books sound good.
    What I need are excerpts from the books to see if the writing is good!
    However, I have already read two of the books, so I will take a chance and vote for True Grit.

  • ssmith1126

    While all three can be considered great books. I know from experience that True Grit is also a good book. And thats why it’s getting my vote.