There are probably many reasons to love Spencer, Iowa, but here is the one I’m talking about: This small city in the northwest corner of the state has named The Year of Goodbyes its selection for the 2013 “All Spencer Reads” reading program.
“I wanted an intergenerational read,” Spencer librarian Robin Munson told the local newspaper, The Daily Reporter. “Having a common subject, I’m hoping, will help to bridge a gap in conversation between children and older adults. . . . I would love if this book prompted conversations among families.”
I would love that, too! In January I will be honored to participate in some of those conversations as part of the programming around All Spencer Reads.
Many thanks to Spencer, Iowa, for this honor.