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Humanities Tennessee Partners on Citywide Read Program

Karen Joy Fowler’s highly praised novel We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves is the 2014 selection for the NashvilleREADS program. Humanities Tennessee joins partners Nashville Public Library, Nashville Public Library Foundation, Parnassus Books and the Office of Mayor Karl Dean in encouraging all Nashvillians to read the book and to participate in discussions and programs all over the city.

Events will take place beginning February 25, culminating in a reading and book signing by Fowler at the Nashville Public Library on April 1.

“We’re thrilled once again to partner in the NashvilleREADS program. Fowler’s book is a critically acclaimed literary achievement  and a fascinating exploration of what makes a family -- even what makes us human. We look forward to a lot of interesting conversations with Nashville readers in the coming weeks,” said Serenity Gerbman, director of literature and language programs for Humanities Tennessee.

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves follows college student Rosemary Cooke as she unravels a mystery surrounding her younger sister, Fern, and the disappearance of her older brother Lowell. The novel received starred reviews from numerous publications, and has drawn praise from fellow authors such as Barbara Kingsolver and Ann Patchett.

Fowler is author of the bestselling novel The Jane Austen Book Club, as well as four additional novels and three short story collections. She lives in Santa Cruz, California.

More details about the NashvilleREADS program and events for this book can be found at: http://nashvillepubliclibrary.org/nashvillereads/.