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2017 Livingston Reads Book Choice is Jaws by Peter Benchley

2017 Livingston Reads Book Choice is Jaws by Peter Benchley
Livingston County is reading the classic thriller Jaws by Peter Benchley as the 2017 Livingston Reads community read. Written in 1974, the story was made into the classic motion picture of the same name a year later, directed by Steven Spielberg.
Appealing to both older teen and adult readers, Jaws tells the terrifying tale of bloody havoc wreaked by a giant great white shark on the beaches of a Long Island resort town with attacks on swimmers until police chief Martin Brody, marine biologist Matt Hooper, and a veteran local seafarer Captain Quint hunt the monster down.
The story is a solid mixture of small-town politics, mystery, and outright terror. Those who are familiar with the movie, but not the book, are in for some surprises, and those who read the book way back when will find it worth another look.
Copies of the book in all available formats can be checked out at the six Livingston County libraries. Visit the website, www.livingstonreads.org, for more information about supporting events, book discussions, and the private showing of the movie Jaws at the Historic Howell Theater.
Livingston Reads is a “One Book, One Community” project offered by the six Livingston County libraries (Brighton, Fowlerville, Hamburg, Hartland’s Cromaine, Howell, and Pinckney), and is a program to encourage residents to read for pleasure, to create community through reading, and to promote the explorations of ideas, knowledge, and a love of Michigan!
Now in its thirteenth year, we hope to present the Livingston County libraries as centers for culture, entertainment, and enlightenment, and to position our libraries as leaders in promoting the joy of reading.
Livingston Reads is sponsored in part by the local Friends of the Library organizations. The Friends of the Howell Library sponsorship is in memory of Mary Goestch.
“It’s heartening to see that Livingston Reads: One Book, One Community has become one of our county’s enduring programs. It’s brought together so many of our community members in the shared experience of reading. We’re eagerly anticipating the participation for this year’s program.” Hope Siasoco, Pinckney Community Public Library
“Livingston Reads is a great opportunity to expose yourself to books you’ve either heard of but haven’t had a chance to read yet or just normally wouldn’t read on your own. This year’s selection is exciting. Many of us have seen the classic film Jaws but never read the book—so why not read it now?” Brandi Tambasco, Howell Carnegie District Library

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