One Book One County is a community read program for Wells County held in September and October every year. The program is designed to create a countywide discussion by encouraging all residents to read the same book. There are also a number of special events at the library related to themes found in the featured book and potentially an author visit.
2021 One Book One County
This year’s book title is “The Indigo Girl” by Natasha Boyd. We have several in-person and virtual events during the months of September and October to help celebrate One Book One County.
About The Book
“The Indigo Girl”
by Natasha Boyd
“In 1739, Eliza Lucas is sixteen years old when her father leaves her in charge of their family’s three plantations in South Carolina, then proceeds to bleed the estates dry in pursuit of his military ambitions…Hearing how much the French pay for indigo dye, Eliza believes it’s their salvation. But thwarted at every turn, even by her family, Eliza finds her only allies in an aging horticulturalist, a lawyer, and a slave with whom she strikes a dangerous deal: teach her the intricate, thousand-year-old secret process of making indigo dye, and in return—against the laws of the day—she will teach the slaves to read. So develops an incredible story of romance, intrigue, hidden
friendships, threats, ambition, betrayal, and sacrifice.” – book jacket
How To Participate
It’s very easy! Just stop by the Main Library or Ossian Branch to get a copy of the book or check out the eBook or eAudiobook at the Northeast Indiana Digital Library. Then start reading. That’s it!
If you’d like to join us to talk about the book, you are welcome. Please register at the library and pick up a book at that time.
“The Indigo Girl” by Natasha Boyd
- Thursday, October 14 at 6:30 pm (Main Library – Bluffton) (Adults)
Past community reads include “Rocket Boys” by Homer Hickam, “The Art of Racing in the Rain” by Garth Stein, “Room” by Emma Donoghue, “The Reading Promise” by Alice Ozma, “The Bone Garden” by Tess Gerritsen, “Where Am I Eating? An Adventure Through the Global Food Economy” by Kelsey Timmerman, “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” by Mark Twain, “A Place Called Hope” by Philip Gulley, “A Walk in the Woods” by Bill Bryson, “And Then There Were None” by Agatha Christie, “Diamond Willow” by Helen Frost, and “The Year We Left Home” by Jean Thompson (2020 One State / One Story).
This program is presented by the Wells County Public Library with financial support from the Friends of the Library.