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Long Beach Reads One Book!

Join us in the city's annual celebration of Long Beach Reads One Book, March 24, 2011 to April 10, 2011.  This year’s selection is Listening Is an Act of Love: A Celebration of American Life from the StoryCorps Project, edited by Dave Isay.  Request a library copy of the book, book on CD, or downloadable audio today.

Be sure to check out the special events at
Long Beach Public Libraries and other venues throughout the city!

About the book

"Four years ago, StoryCorps set out to record an oral history of America with the voices of everyday people. This book is a collection of the most compelling excerpts from more than 10,000 interviews recorded, compiled by StoryCorps founder Isay (Flophouse), a radio documentary producer and MacArthur fellow. And they are compelling. Each one captures a moment in time—historical, emotional or personal—that make us who we are. As simple stories of humanity, each one has its own potency, with themes of family, love, dedication and struggle." ~Publisher's Weekly

 Visit the StoryCorps website to learn more.



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