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Announcing One Book One Kootenay for 2013: Deryn Collier's Confined Space.

As each public library polling station reported, the results changed in this hard fought, three-way race for the One Book One Kootenay award.

The fifth annual One Book One Kootenay (OBOK) was not selected until the last library was heard from.  It was almost as suspenseful as this year’s selection, Confined Space by Deryn Collier (Simon & Schuster, 2012).

“OBOK is a wonderful way to support local writers and the exposure

throughout the region for Confined Space has been fantastic,” remarked

Collier when she heard her book was voted as the one people in the region

should read.  “I really hope the program continues.”

OBOK is a regional book club, supported by the Kootenay Library Federation, the 19 member libraries in the Kootenay/Boundary—including the Rossland Library—and the Columbia Basin Trust.

It has created an awareness of the depth and diversity of our literary culture.  People are not only reading books by Kootenay authors; they are enjoying them and telling their friends about them.

Confined Space is a perfect example of a locally written mystery, with universal appeal.  The characters feel real, the plot is believable and you don’t have to live in the Kootenays to picture Kootenay Landing.

For those of you who haven’t read it, Confined Space can be found at your public library.

 

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