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Malden Reads announces 2019 main book selection

“As A-ma said, every story, every dream, every waking minute of our lives is filled with one fateful coincidence after another.” Malden Reads is pleased to announce its 2019 book … Continue reading

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What will Malden Read in 2019?

During these fleeting months of summer, a book-loving team of Malden community members have been considering which book to choose for the 2019 One City, One Book program. Now entering … Continue reading

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2018 – “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas

For the eighth year of Malden’s popular “One City, One Book” program, the committee chose The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. The novel debuted at the top of The New York … Continue reading

December 15, 2017

2017 – “A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Backman

“A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Backman Ove (pronounced “OOH-vah”) is a curmudgeon of the highest order. He believes in order, rules, and principles. To say that he is set … Continue reading

November 22, 2016

2016 – “The Martian” by Andy Weir

“The Martian” by Andy Weir Mark Watney is a mechanical engineer, botanist, astronaut and modern-day MacGyver. And it’s a good thing, because during a mission to Mars, a dust storm … Continue reading

January 25, 2016

2015 – Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore

“Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore” by Robin Sloan The great recession has shuffled Clay Jannon away from life as a San Francisco web-design drone and into the aisles of Mr. Penumbra’s … Continue reading

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2014 – The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

“The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without … Continue reading

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2013 – The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian

“The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian” by Sherman Alexie Winner of the National Book Award, this semi- autobiographical work of fiction features Arnold “Junior” Spirit, a Native American … Continue reading

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2012 – Outcasts United

“Outcasts United: The Story of a Refugee Soccer Team that Changed a Town” by Warren St. John This is the true story of a refugee soccer team, a remarkable woman … Continue reading

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2011 – The Soloist

“The Soloist: A Lost Dream, An Unlikely Friendship, and the Redemptive Power of Music” by Steve Lopez When Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez meets Nathaniel Ayers playing his heart … Continue reading

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