During the third annual Pierce County READS join with thousands of other people and read, share and talk about the same book at the same time during the free community one-book program, Jan. 25 through-April 3.
Pierce County Library System selected the best-selling “Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise” by nationally known award-winning author Ruth Reichl as the Pierce County READS book for 2010. This is the story of the secret life of a food critic who visits restaurants in disguises.
“Pierce County READS 2010 builds on our successful community one-book programs where thousands of people come together to read the selected book and meet the best-selling author,” said Neel Parikh, executive director of Pierce County Library. “The program is all about community and bringing people from throughout Pierce County together to enjoy free events, talk and share as a community.”
“Garlic and Sapphires” by Ruth Reichl is a New York Times bestseller. Pierce County Library offers the best-selling memoir in hardback, paperback, large text print, audio downloads and audiobooks.
The memoir tells the accounts of one of the world’s most acclaimed food critics, Ruth Reichl. Her secret adventures as an undercover food critic in the world’s finest restaurants in New York City make readers laugh out loud and look at how they see and receive others. Reichl describes her near-decade assignment as the most important restaurant critic in the country at The New York Times in the 1990s.
During the 10-week program, people may participate in more than 50 free events on topics including food, frugal grocery shopping, the art of disguise and localvore–growing and/or buying local food. The program concludes with Reichl giving a free presentation and book signing at Clover Park Technical College in Lakewood on Saturday, March 27, at 7 p.m.
Pierce County Library System and The News Tribune present Pierce County READS, sponsored by Key Foundation. More than 20 community partners are participating: Associated Ministries, Barnes & Noble, Borders, Clover Park Technical College, Emergency Food Network, Fort Lewis Library, Garfield Book Company, The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, King’s Books, Lakewood Historical Society and History Museum, McChord Air Force Base Library, Mostly Books, Pacific Lutheran University, Pierce College, Pierce County Library Foundation and donors, Pierce County Library Friends organizations, Puyallup Public Library, Roy Public Library, Sumner Arts Commission, Tacoma Art Museum, and University of Puget Sound.Print This Post