Lincoln City Libraries (LCL) Director Pat Leach today announced that Americanah by Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been selected as the featured novel for the 2015 One Book - One Lincoln community reading program. LCL has sponsored the annual program since 2002 to encourage reading and dialogue by creating a community-wide reading and discussion experience.
Published in 2013, Americanah tells the story of a young Nigerian woman who emigrates to the U.S. for a university education and stays for work. The bestseller was selected as one of the 10 Best Books of 2013 by the editors of the New York Times Book Review and won the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction.
The book selection process began in January when the community nominated 176 books for consideration. A selection team of community readers narrowed the list to three books. The other two finalists were Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel and Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson.
The books are available at all Lincoln libraries in various formats including print, audio and eBooks. Discussions and special events are being planned. Visit lincolnlibraries.org for more details.