One Book Chelmsford
Vote for your choice of One Book 2009


Book Summaries: Cast Your Vote:
Three Cups of Tea
by Greg Mortenson

The astonishing, uplifting story of a real-life Indiana Jones' campaign to build schools in the most dangerous, remote, and anti-American reaches of Asia. Inspired by a chance encounter with impoverished mountain villagers, the author is building schools to provide a balanced education in an isolated and dangerous region.
Nickel and Dimed
by Barbara Ehrenreich

A modern classic that deftly portrays the plight of America's working-class poor, through the author's own attempt at scratching out a living in blue-collar America. What she discovers is a culture of desperation, where workers often take multiple low-paying jobs just to keep a roof overhead.
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
by Barbara Kingsolver

Moving from suburban Arizona to rural Appalachia, the author and her family spend a year on a diet of locally produced food. Their goal was to get food from so close to home that they knew the person who grew it - which often turned out to be themselves.


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