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Concord Reads 2014 - 2015 is The Last Policeman!

The Last Policeman

Concord Reads 2014-2015 is The Last Policeman by Ben Winters. Concord Reads is planning numerous events tied to the book, including a “scavenger hunt” in the fall at places referenced in the book and various discussions about the book and themes raised within, throughout the winter leading up to the author’s appearance in March. Check out the kick-off poster here!

On the Trail of The Last Policeman – Drawing & Prize winners
  Congratulations to Sonya Carlson, the winner of the November 1st drawing, who won the grand prize of a breakfast with author Ben Winters in March!
The drawing may be over, but the discussion isn't!
You can still attend events and book discussions about The Last Policeman even though the drawing is over.  The events schedule will be coming soon; check out Concord Reads' Facebook page for more info!


Concord Reads Resources

Resource Guide Cover
Letter from Mayor
Readers Group Guide
Book and Biography
Additional Resources
Concord Insider Review

Past Concord Reads Programs

2013:  Maxine Kumin's three books: Inside the Halo and BeyondWhere I Live: New & Selected Poems, 1990-2010
          Women, Animals & Vegetables: Essays & Stories.
2012:  Weight of Water by Anita Shreve
2011:  Outcasts United by Warren St. John
2010:  Firoozeh Dumas’ two books Funny in Farsi and Laughing Without an Accent
2009:
  “How one person can make a difference” - theme with two books:
           Pay It Forward by Catherine Ryan Hyde and The Soloist by Steve Lopez
2008:  Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
2007:  Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich
2006:  When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka
2005:  Water Witches by Chris Bohjalian
2004:  The works of poet and author Donald Hall
2003:  Empire Falls by Richard Russo
2002:  The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder


The goal of Concord Reads is to celebrate the written word and to build social capital.  Concord Reads brings people together by encouraging them to read and participate in discussions and other events about the same book.

When choosing a title the committee considers many things, including if it appeals to a wide audience, has issues that the community can relate to or that would spark interesting discussions, if it has received any recognition or awards, if the author or another speaker is available, if it is available in paperback and any other formats, how long it is, and if the reading level is accessible to a wide audience.