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One Book One County + MCC Reads

 

Montcalm Community College Library and the public libraries of Montcalm County have combined to offer One Book and MCC Reads.

 

The program aims to reach our community of readers, in Montcalm County and at MCC, to inspire, uplift, and enlighten by reading books that touch the hearts and minds our readers, celebrate literature and encourage library use.

 

Read On! NewsletterKeep up to date with the most recent One Book + MCC Reads news and events with this newsletter publication.

RECOMMENDED READSIf you enjoy the One Book + MCC Reads book selections you may also like to read one of these books recommended by local library directors.

 

Request InformationIf you would like to be sent updates regarding One Book + MCC Reads, send us your email address by emailing librarystaff@montcalm.edu.

Book Selection

 

Running with Sherman – The Donkey with the Heart of a Hero

 

Running with Sherman – The Donkey with the Heart of a Hero, by bestselling author Christopher McDougall, is a heartwarming story about training a rescue donkey to run one of the most challenging races in America, and, in the process, discovering the life-changing power of the human-animal connection.

 

 

Book Discussion questionsUtilize this compilation of book discussion questions to enhance your reading experience and generate group discussion.

Spoiler Alert: Book discussion questions include details from the book.

Christopher McDougall

Christopher McDougall

About the Author

Christopher McDougall, covered wars in Rwanda and Angola as a foreign correspondent for the Associated Press before writing his best-selling book Born to Run. His fascination with the limits of human potential led him to create the Outside magazine web series, “Art of the Hero.” He lives with his wife, two daughters and a farmyard menagerie in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

Source: www.penguinrandomhouse.com

Book Selection

 

Virgil Wander

 

Virgil Wander, by bestselling author Leif Enger, is a sweeping story of new beginnings against all odds that follows the inhabitants of a hard luck town in their quest to revive its flagging heart. Carried aloft by quotidian pleasures of kite-flying, movies, fishing, baseball, necking in parked cars and falling in love, Virgil Wander is a swift, full journey into the heart and heartache of an often-overlooked upper Midwest.

 

 

Book Discussion questionsUtilize this compilation of book discussion questions to enhance your reading experience and generate group discussion.

Spoiler Alert: Book discussion questions include details from the book.

Leif Enger

Leif Enger

About the Author

 

Leif Enger grew up in Osakis, Minnesota, and worked as a reporter for Minnesota Public Radio before writing his bestselling debut novel Peace Like a River, which won the Booksense Award for Fiction and was named one of the Year's Best Books by Time Magazine and the LA Times. His second novel, So Brave, Young, and Handsome, was also a national bestseller. It was a Midwest Booksellers Honor Book and won the High Plains Book Award for Fiction. He lives with his wife, Robin, in Duluth.

Source: www.leifenger.com/bio

Where to Purchase Books

The books will be available for purchase at the Montcalm Community College Bookstore, operated by Barnes & Noble, on the college’s Sidney campus, and will continue to be available at the bookstore throughout the course of the One Book + MCC Reads program. To purchase either of these books online in a variety of formats (print, large print, eBook or audio), visit www.montcalm.edu/bookstore or www.amazon.com.

 

A limited number of the 2020 One Book One + MCC Reads titles will be available in eBook format and audio download through the following libraries’ digital collections, and they also plan to have circulating copies of the books available when they are again able to circulate books.

" I’d like to offer a heartfelt thank you to all those who participated in the One Book + MCC Reads virtual reading event, Summer 2020. You’re wonderful. As always, read on! "
Katie Arwood, Montcalm Community College Library Director
  • Maureen Burns
  • Carole Cole
  • Mattie Cook
  • Julie Stafford
  • Ben Stancil
  • Dr. Stacy Young
  • Rachael Devroy
  • Sherma Horrocks
  • Steve Bigelow
  • Patty Rockafellow
  • Sheriff Mike Williams
  • Taryn Muilenburg
  • Heather Wesp
  • Anne Thompson and Pogo
  • Jamie Hansen-Hopkins
  • Brooke Hopkins
  • Kristen Kohn
  • Beth O’Grady
  • Roberta Kile
  • Chad Walden
  • Kyleigh Ritter
  • Keith Hudson
  • Jonelle Ball
  • Janice Williams
  • Bethany Nettleton
  • Dallas Lincoln
  • Dr. Gary Hauck
  • Dr. Michelle Gibson
  • Tore Skogseth
  • Val VanderMark
  • MCC Communications Team: Josiah, Kurt, Shelly and Rogena
  • Amy Throop
  • Lisa Johnson

 

One Book + MCC Reads Sponsors

 

One Book + MCC Reads is sponsored by Montcalm Community College and the MCC Foundation.

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