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One City, One … Story?

OneStory_logoMany of us probably live in a city that’s participated in some version of “One City, One Book,” which is a great way to spark a conversation between strangers. This year the Boston Book Festival opted for One City, One Story. The BBF chose local legend Tom Perrotta‘s “The Smile on Happy Chang’s Face” as the tale to get people talking.

On September 30th they’ll be giving away 30,000 bound copies of the story at locations around the city. You’ll also be able to download a PDF of the story on the BBF website. Added bonus: on October 16 Tom Perotta will be on hand to discuss his story at the BBF festivities on Copley Square.

What do you think about uniting a city behind a short story? If you had to chose one story that could reach 30,000+ people in your town, what would you pick?

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