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Join your neighbors in reading ‘The Leisure Seeker’ | Kitsap Week

Michael Zadoorian - Contributed
Michael Zadoorian
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Ella and John Robina, a couple married 50 years, defy their doctors’ orders and the wishes of their grown children and take one last road trip together in their RV, the Leisure Seeker.

“The Leisure Seeker” by Michael Zadoorian is a tale about making the most of your time, a celebration of love and partnership, of Old Route 66 and the challenges of modern life.

It is also Kitsap Regional Library’s selection for the county’s 2013 One Book, One Community program.

KRL will bring Zadoorian, a Detroit author, to Kitsap County to talk about his book during the One Book, One Community celebration this fall.

Between now and then, read this novel, which packs a lot into 288 pages.

“I liked this as a love story,” Library Director Jill Jean said. “It struck me how the couple in this story were able to live their lives on their own terms and take control. The story is all about deciding that you are in charge of your own life and taking responsibility for it.”

Between now and mid-August, KRL staff will be developing and scheduling a series of programs, films that explore similar themes and book discussions based on “The Leisure Seeker” Programming will begin Oct. 1 and be offered at all nine branch libraries.

“The Leisure Seeker” is the sixth One Book selection in the library's history, following “To Kill a Mockingbird” in 2008, “Cannery Row” in 2009, “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” in 2010, “The Big Burn” in 2011 and “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” in 2012.

 

 

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