Tompkins County Public Library

Monday, June 16, 2014

Library Announces 2014 Community Read

Tompkins County Public Library, in partnership with Cornell University’s New Student Reading Project, has announced the selection of “Clash of Civilizations Over an Elevator in Piazza Vittorio,” by Amara Lakhous, as the 2014 Community Read.

Winner of Italy’s prestigious Flaiano Prize, “Clash of Civilizations” uses social satire and murder mystery to tell the story of a mixed community thrown into chaos as police investigate the murder of a neighbor.

Copies of “Clash of Civilizations” will be available for circulation at TCPL beginning July 1.

Now in its 13th year, the Community Read encourages community members to experience the bond of literature by reading and discussing the same title. 

Programs related to the 2014 Community Read will be announced in the coming weeks.
For more information, or to request free copies of the book for a book group or community agency, contact Community Read Coordinator Teresa Vadakin at (607) 272-4557 extension 272 or

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