Our Featured Title
One Amazing Thing tells the story of nine men and women of diverse ages and backgrounds who are trapped in the Indian Consulate of an unnamed American city after an earthquake. As they wait to be rescued, each person is challenged to tell “one amazing thing” from their lives that they have never told anyone before. And as their surprising tales of romance, marriage, family, political upheaval, and self-discovery unfold against the urgency of their life-or-death circumstances, the novel proves the transcendent power of stories and the meaningfulness of human expression itself.
“[This] suspenseful tale of nine souls who suddenly don’t know if they will live or die is a tribute — on many levels — to hope and survival … [and] a ringing rebuke to rushes to judgment …”
— Amy Canfield, Miami Herald
“Writing with great sensitivity, Divakaruni presents snapshots that speak volumes …”
— Library Journal
Author Visit and Book Signing
Wednesday, April 13, 7-8:30 pm
(Doors open at 6:15 pm)
Glen Allen High School
10700 Staples Mill Road, Glen Allen
In partnership with Henrico County Public Schools and the Friends of Henrico County Public Library, we are proud to host internationally acclaimed author Chitra Divakaruni for an informal discussion of her novel and writing career. This event is free and open to the public, and no tickets or admission fee are required. Seating is limited, and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Her novel One Amazing Thing will be available for sale, as well as her other novels. She will autograph books following the program.
About All Henrico Reads
All Henrico Reads is a community reading program that aims to encourage a sense of community and promote literacy. This is our eighth year partnering with Henrico County Public Schools and the Friends of the Henrico County Public Library to host the featured author at a public event. Read the letter from Henrico County Manager, Mr. John Vithoulkas and School Superintendent, Dr. Pat Kinlaw as they invite you to join them for this community event.
Our libraries have lots of opportunities to discuss our All Henrico Reads featured title. We hope you will join us!
|Feb. 8, 1:00 pm||One Amazing Thing||Gayton|
|March 1, 7:00 pm||One Amazing Thing||Glen Allen|
|March 8, 3:00 pm||One Amazing Thing||Varina|
|March 10, 1:00 pm||One Amazing Thing||Tuckahoe|
|March 10, 7:30 pm||One Amazing Thing||Tuckahoe|
|March 14, 7:30 pm||One Amazing Thing||Gayton|
|March 15, 1:00 pm||One Amazing Thing||Libbie Mill|
|March 15, 7:00 pm||One Amazing Thing||Libbie Mill|
|March 23, 7:00 pm||One Amazing Thing||Fairfield|
|Apr. 6, 7:00 pm||One Amazing Thing||Sandston|
|Apr. 13, 1:00 pm||One Amazing Thing||Twin Hickory|
Check Out a Book Club Kit
We have book club kits that include ten copies of One Amazing Thing and a book discussion binder with a discussion guide. Place the kit on hold and choose at which library it is most convenient for you to pick it up.