The 2008 Selection

September 17, 2007 at 4:36 pm 2 comments

The 2008 selection for “One Island, One Book” is Chang-rae Lee’s Aloft. The Chicago Sun-Times said “It’s a book about a vast slice of American society, its changing ethnicities and colors, its blurring of urban-suburban life, its ethical and moral choices, and its seemingly inherent optimism. In short, it’s a terrific book.”

The Committe had a very difficult time choosing this year’s book. The fact that Aloft is set on Long Island and should, we think, have appeal for men and women, was one factor in its favor. Another was the fact that Lee has been recognized as being “one of the 20 best American writers under 40”. The author has said he will be available to work with us in April, and the title is available in all formats.

The flyer should be going out to all libraries this week.


Entry filed under: Long Island Reads.

What is Everyone Else Reading?

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Neil T.McCabe  |  April 24, 2013 at 2:17 am

    My name is Neil T. McCabe and I am from Long Beach,NY. I have written a work of political science fiction inspired by my autistic son’s (Colin) space galaxy wall paper called “Two World Order” (rated 5 stars by Amazon, available on Nook and Kindle). I would like to submit my work for review with a possible endorsement by your organization for literacy and autism causes. Your consideration with regards to this matter is greatly appreciated.
    Neil T. McCabe

    • 2. CHope  |  May 16, 2013 at 3:14 pm

      Hi Neil,

      Thank you for your interest. I have passed your comment on to the rest of the committee.


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