ReadDavidson will return this fall with another round of events tied to a book we’ll all read. The ReadDavidson Committee on Friday announced its 2014 book selection: “One Second After,” by William Forstchen. And the author himself will be in Davidson this November.
“One Second After” is on sale now at Main Street Books and available at the Davidson Public Library, which both will have the book if you’re downtown on Town Day.
Fortschen’s 2011 book is a timely one, given today’s international climate. Set in a small North Carolina town, it follows history professor and retired Army officer John Matheson as he helps his family and town cope with the aftermath of a high-altitude nuclear bomb. The bomb’s electromagnetic pulse wipes out electricity and electrical devices – from planes to cars to cellphones to refrigerators. It’s a tale of apocalypse, in a place much like our small town.
ReadDavidson is a town-wide initiative organized by a group of avid readers, Main Street Books, and the Davidson Public Library. Since 2007, books have been chosen annually, and book-related events have been planned to make each book come to life.
The program is now a partnership between the Town of Davidson, the Davidson Public Library, Main Street Books and several local avid readers. Past ReadDavidson books have been “The Bridge,” by Doug Marlette, “One Foot in Eden,” by Ron Rash, “The Color of Water,” by James McBride, “A Walk in the Woods,” by Bill Bryson, “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett, “State of Wonder” by Ann Patchett, and “A Land More Kind Than Home” by Wiley Cash.
For more information, check www.townofdavidson.org/ReadDavidson and find us on Facebook.
More about William Fortschen and “One Second After” at http://www.onesecondafter.com/
See past coverage of ReadDavidson events on DavidsonNews.net.