One Book: Chelmsford Reads --"Empire Falls" by Richard Russo


This year Chelmsford will be reading Empire Falls by Richard Russo as our “One Book.”
In this warmhearted and humorous novel, Russo brings the rhythms of a small New England town to life. Empire Falls, long abandoned by the logging and textile industries, is filled with a cast of characters that provide ample evidence of both the restrictions and forced intimacy of small-town life.

"One Book" programming will include:

Ongoing Book Discussions and Film/discussion

"Tastings" -an evening of words, wine and food on Friday, Feb. 2, 2007

River Conservation program- Thursday, March 1, 2007

Coffee House @ the Library- Friday evenings, March 30 and April 20, 2007

"A Novel Reality: What “Empire Falls” Tells Us About Ourselves" presented by Professor Bob Forrant -Wed. May 2, 2007

Walking Tour of Lowell, MA -Planned for Saturday, May 12 at 2:30 p.m.


Click here for a brochure of all our "One Book Chelmsford" events and programs

See all the books that were nominated to be the "One Book"