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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 10, 2012 

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Mary Jo Ryan
402-471-3434
800-307-2665

Finalists for 2013 One Book One Nebraska Announced

One nonfiction book and three novels-all stories with ties to Nebraska and the Great Plains-are the four finalists for the 2013 One Book One Nebraska statewide reading program. The finalists are:

O Pioneers!, by Willa Cather

Once Upon a Town: The Miracle of the North Platte Canteen, by Bob Greene

While the Patient Slept, byMignon Eberhart

The Tie That Binds, by Kent Haruf

The One Book One Nebraska reading program-sponsored by the Nebraska Center for the Book, Nebraska Humanities Council, and Nebraska Library Commission-is now in its ninth year. It encourages Nebraskans across the state to read and discuss the same book, chosen from books written by Nebraska authors or that have a Nebraska theme or setting. A committee of the Nebraska Center for the Book selected the finalists from a list of twelve titles nominated by sixty Nebraskans.

The choice for the 2013 One Book One Nebraska will be announced at 5:30 p.m. at the Celebration of Nebraska Books on November 3 at the Nebraska State Historical Society's Museum of Nebraska History, 15th and P Streets in downtown Lincoln. The event, scheduled for 3:30 - 6:30 p.m., will feature a program by Joe Starita, author of the 2012 One Book One Nebraska selection, "I Am a Man" Chief Standing Bear's Journey for Justice. The Celebration will honor winners of the 2012 Nebraska Book Awards, including readings by some of the winning authors. A list of winners will be posted at http://centerforthebook.nebraska.gov/awards.html .

The recipient of the 2012 Jane Geske Award will also be announced. The Jane Geske Award recognizes a Nebraska association, organization, business, library, school, academic institution, or other group that has made an exceptional, long-term contribution to one or more of these fields in Nebraska: Literacy, Reading, Book Selling, Books, Libraries, and/or Writing in Nebraska.

The 2012 Celebration of Nebraska Books is sponsored by the Nebraska Center for the Book, Nebraska Humanities Council, and Nebraska Library Commission, in partnership with the Nebraska State Historical Society's Museum of Nebraska History. For more information, contact Mary Jo Ryan, 402-471-3434 or 800-307-2665. Confirmed presenters and award winners will be announced at www.centerforthebook.nebraska.gov and http://www.facebook.com/NebraskaCenterfortheBook

The Nebraska Book Awards competition is sponsored by Nebraska Center for the Book, Nebraska Humanities Council, and Nebraska Library Commission, in partnership with The Apollon, a collaborative arts venue. The Nebraska Center for the Book is housed at the Nebraska Library Commission and brings together the state's readers, writers, booksellers, librarians, publishers, printers, educators, and scholars to build the community of the book, supporting programs to celebrate and stimulate public interest in books, reading, and the written word. The Nebraska Center for the Book is supported by the Nebraska Library Commission.

As the state library agency, the Nebraska Library Commission is an advocate for the library and information needs of all Nebraskans. The mission of the Library Commission is statewide promotion, development, and coordination of library and information services, bringing together people and information.

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The most up-to-date news releases from the Nebraska Library Commission are always available on the Library Commission website, www.nlc.nebraska.gov/publications/newsreleases


For more information, contact Mary Jo Ryan.