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DPL launches the 2013 One Book, One Community program by reading ‘Perfect Peace’ by Daniel Black

The author presentation takes place on Saturday, May 4 at the Main Library in Midtown Detroit

DETROIT — The Detroit Public Library (DPL) kicks off its 2013 One Book, One Community reading program by selecting “Perfect Peace” by Daniel Black. The One Book, One Community reading initiative’s goal is to encourage the community to read one book and discuss the book at community gatherings and programs held around the city. The program culminates with an author presentation by Daniel Black, May 4 at 2 p.m., Main Library in Midtown Detroit.

Perfect PeaceThe book, “Perfect Peace” paints the heartbreaking portrait of a large, rural southern family’s attempt to grapple with their mother’s desperate decision to make her newborn son into the daughter she will never have. The story raises an interesting conversation as the Peace family questions everything they thought they knew about gender, sexually, unconditional love and fulfillment.

“Our 2013 One Book, One Community initiative provides a great opportunity to share the experience of a good read with others,” said Jo Anne Mondowney, executive director, Detroit Public Library. “This year’s book is guaranteed to spark lively conversation about gender identity, family dysfunction and many more issues that our families deal with in America.”

The library will host several book discussions throughout the city and also make “Perfect Peace” available in its Book Club in a Bag program.

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