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One Book One Pass 2018 Community Reading Program Book Selected

06 Jun 2018 4:27 PM | CAROL GREEN (Administrator)

What if everyone in Pass Christian read the same book and then joined together to talk about it?  That is the idea behind One Book, One Pass.  The 2018 selection is The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea by Jack E. Davis. Over the next 6 months, the community is encouraged to read the book and engage in book discussions, panel discussions, documentary screenings and other programs that will culminate in the Author Presentation by Jack E. Davis on Wednesday, October 17th at 7pm at the Randolph Center in Pass Christian (315 Clark Avenue). 


The Gulf was the winner of the 2017 Kirkus Award for non-fiction.  This book is a sweeping environmental history of the Gulf of Mexico that presents an engaging, truly relevant new study of the Gulf as a powerful agent in the American story, one that has become “lost in the pages of American history.”


Jack E. Davis is also the author of the award-winning An Everglades Providence: Marjory Stoneman Douglas and the American Environmental Century. An environmental historian, he is a professor of History and Sustainability Studies at the University of Florida.  Professor Davis grew up on the Gulf coast and now lives in Florida and New Hampshire. 


If you have not already read the book, copies are available for check out at the Pass Christian Library or for purchase at Pass Christian Books.  Please call the library (228-452-4596) or email passchristianlibrary@gmail.com if you have any questions or need further information.


POINT OF CONTACT:  Wendy Allard 228-452-4596;  w.allard@harrison.lib.ms.us 




Submitted by

Wendy Allard

Head Librarian

Pass Christian Public Library

        

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