Love Your Library: One Book, One Beaverton

What if all of Beaverton read the same book? Can sharing in the experience of a work of literature spark meaningful discussion that brings us together as a community?

Beaverton City Library is pleased to announce that the inaugural title we’ve selected for One Book, One Beaverton is The Wanderers by Meg Howrey.

Howrey’s gripping novel tells the story of three career astronauts who have been chosen to undertake the first human voyage to Mars. Prior to their mission, they must prove their psychological and physical fitness by completing a seventeen-month simulation of the Mars voyage.

Author Meg Howrey was inspired by reading about the real Mars500, a program that simulated a 500-day round-trip voyage to the Red Planet. This kernel of an idea transformed into The Wanderers, a book that author Ruth Ozeki calls “a transcendent journey into the mysteries of space and self.”

During the month of January, the library will host a series of special events that tie into themes from The Wanderers, culminating in a literary event with Howrey on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. The library will begin handing out complimentary copies of the book at a kick-off celebration on Saturday, November 3.

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