'The Guide' brings action to Mansfield Reads!

July 11, 2022
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By Amanda Rogers

Mansfield Record

After a quiet couple of years – and a pandemic – the Friends of the Mansfield Public Library are ready to get back into action with Mansfield Reads!

The 19th annual event, which asks the entire community to read the same book, will feature “The Guide” by Peter Heller, a 2021 thriller about a fishing guide who uncovers a sinister plot at an elite lodge in Colorado.

“We felt after the last few years, when we had heart-tugging books about children, we felt like we needed an action book,” said Kathy Allen, president of the Friends. “We wanted something different. It’s outdoors, fly fishing with a really smart woman.”

For the past three years, Mansfield Reads! has featured “News of the World” by Paulette Jiles, “The Last Child” by John Hart and “Before We Were Yours” by Lisa Wingate. In the past, Mansfield Reads! has hosted Fannie Flagg, television and film star and author of “Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café,” and H.G. “Buzz” Bissinger, author of “Friday Night Lights.”

Paperback copies of “The Guide” are available for curbside pickup for $15 at the Mansfield Public Library, 104 S. Wisteria St.

The Friends will launch events with the Mansfield Reads! 2022 Kick-off Event on Sept. 8 at Market Street, 3145 E. Broad St., then follow with The Evening with the Author on Oct. 20 at Legacy High School’s Performing Arts Center, 1263 N. Main St. All events are free.

For more information, go to mansfieldlibraryfriends.org.

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