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Centre County Reads/CALS Community Read

Shared texts constitute a key form of community building. Whether readers agree or disagree about the interpretation of a given text, the act of discussing a text, offering cogent arguments about a text, and negotiating what a text might mean brings them together.

As part of the Center for American Literary Studies's commitment to public reading, CALS proudly partners with the Centre County Library system to sponsor a joint CALS/Centre County Reads community read annually. Information about each year's book choice and events can be found in the links below.

2017--Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee

2016--Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy by Karen Abbott

2015--Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

2014--Packing for Mars by Mary Roach

2013--Caramelo by Sandra Cisneros

2012--The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

2011--Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls

2010--The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

2009--Housekeeping by Marilyn Robinson

2008--A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

2007--The Intuitionist by Colson Whitehead

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