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Welcome to One Book, Everybody Reads, the Wilmette Public Library's annual community-wide reading and book discussion program. Each year, the Library selects one book and encourages area residents to read the selected title and participate in various events that explore the book and its themes. The program takes place in the spring and culminates when the author visits Wilmette to discuss his or her book with the community.

This year, for the 11th annual One Book program, the Library invites community members to double their reading pleasure as we present not just one selection, but two books published 23 years apart by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Empire Falls:

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Nobody's Fool
Everybody's Fool

by Richard Russo



Readers are encouraged to first meet the characters in Mr. Russo's 1993 novel Nobody’s Fool and then revisit them in Everybody’s Fool, the author's brand new novel that will be published just 11 days before he visits Wilmette.

The best-selling author will discuss both books on Saturday, May 14, at 2 p.m. at the Wilmette Jr. High School, 620 Locust Road, Wilmette. This visit is one of the stops on Mr. Russo's new book tour.

Click on the links below to learn about the books, the author, related events, and more:

About the Books  About the Author 
Reviews Events
Awards and Accolades Discussion Questions
Other Works by the Author Partners


          Funding for One Book, Everybody Reads is made possible by Friends of the Wilmette Public Library.

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