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Whidbey Reads committee thanks the community for its increasing participation in this annual program. Many of you joined in discussion groups on the works of Elizabeth George; many more attended the film showing of George’s first book, “A Great Deliverance.” Once again we were fortunate to be able to have the author come to Oak Harbor and speak to us in person. She was an entertaining public speaker, just as she is an entertaining author. 

Her latest book, “With No One As Witness,” was released the day before she visited. Ours was her first stop on a three-month international tour. She was pleased with the number of people who filled the Yacht Club to hear her speak. She and her husband plan to move from California to Whidbey Island in June of 2006.

Thanks to the many folks who bought her newly-released book which was made available to us through Wind & Tide Bookstore. We all helped to put that book in the number one spot on the Book Sense Hardcover Bestsellers list last week, finally replacing “The Da Vinci Code.”

Coupeville joined with Oak Harbor in presenting this year’s community read.  If anyone is interested in working on this project for 2006, please leave your name and phone number at Whidbey Island libraries.

Dani Fowler and Linda McNamara

Co-Chairs, Whidbey Reads 2005

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