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Saturday, February 25, 2006

Library Inaugurates 2006 Westport Reads Program

The Westport Public Library will feature “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” by Mark Haddon in its 2006 Westport Reads annual townwide book club.WestportNow.com Image
Westport Reads 2006 launches March 8. Contributed photo

The first of six events in the program kicks off Wednesday, March 8 at 7:30 pm, in the library’s McManus Rood with Jeff Woodman, reader of the audio-book.

The debut novel by Haddon, first published in hardcover in 2003, is written from the point of view of an autistic 15-year-old who investigates the murder of a neighbor’s dog. Publisher’s Weekly said it “brims with touching, ironic humor. The result is an eye-opening work in a unique and compelling literary voice.”

On Thursday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m. Daniel Stashower, author of the award-winning “Teller of Tales: The Life of Arthur Conan Doyle” will discuss the life and legacy of the creator of Sherlock Holmes.

He will track the sleuth of Baker Street from his first appearances in Strand Magazine through his current revival in the works of authors Mark Haddon, Michael Chabon and Julian Barnes, an announcement said.

Copies of the book are available for loan or purchase at the Friends library store. Buttons are available at any of the library’s public service desks and this year the program has a blog at www.westportlibrary.org (click on WestportReads 2006) where additional details of the program are available.

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