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At GCC March 20, 2014- Essay Contest winners Laurie Bush & Kelly Schubert with author Karen Thompson Walker

Karen Thompson Walker
Karen Thompson Walker addressing audience at GCC

A Tale for Three Counties proudly presents our 2014 book selection:

The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker


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Karen Thompson Walker’s The Age of Miracles is a luminous, haunting, and unforgettable debut novel about coming of age set against the backdrop of an utterly altered world.

More about this from the Daily News Online - The end is near in 2014 'Tale' book

Now available -Discussion Guide for Age of Miracles
Guide created by Sue Border, Woodward Memorial Library, LeRoy

Discussions have begun! Find out what readers think! Read the Tale Blog/The Daily News Online

On Monday, March 10 at 7:30 PM at 19 Ross St., Batavia

The Richmond Memorial Library presents “Tale Talk with Norm Gayford” on Monday, March 10 at 7:00 p.m.  Science fiction, speculative fiction...do these genres make you scratch your head and wonder what they are all about?  Sci-fi scholar and enthusiast Norman Gayford (Professor of English at GCC) will talk about these in relation to this year’s Tale for Three Counties book, The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker.  All are invited to this free program.  

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On Tuesday, March 18 at 6:00 at 130 N. Main St. Warsaw, NY

The Warsaw Public Library presents a screening of the documentary film, The City Dark by Filmaker Ian Chenney. Join them for refresments and a discussion after the movie. This event is a collaboration with POV, the award-winning independent nonfiction film series on PBS.

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On Saturday, January 11 at 2:00 pm at the Stuart Steiner Theatre


A Tale for Three Counties presented a "gala" fundraising event. This special movie screening of “Northern Borders” a movie based on the novel by Howard Frank Mosher that was the featured book for Tale in 2004.


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Appearance by Producer/Director Jay Craven Made Possible by Ben Beagle

vermontRaffle to benefit ATale for Three Counties Watercolor painting of a Vermont scene by
artist Gilbert Jordan
Won by:Gretchen Bouchard

From left:Ben Beagle, Leslie DeLooze, Gretchen Bouchard and Gilbert Jordan


More about the Event-From The Daily News Online

'Northern Borders' film star sees career resurgance, Oscar nom

PHOTO: ‘Tale’ screening at GCC

Making movies about where we live: Jay Craven visits Batavia

Read more about Northern Borders the film

Bill Kauffman (nationally-known author from Elba) published an excellent  piece in Orion Magazine about the film in the Orion magazine - On Location - Regional cinema in the age of the blockbuster

From the Batavia Daily News by Matt Krueger - Old 'Tale' coming to big screen

From Kingdom County Productions- Northern Borders

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A Tale for Three Counties is an area-wide "one book" project for Genesee, Orleans, and Wyoming Counties in western New York State and is presented by the 19 public libraries in these counties, Genesee Community College, Batavia's The Daily News, and Genesee Valley Educational Partnerships School Library System.

Watch video of 2014 Tale Announcement

Other Tale news - A Tale for Three Counties 2013 book wins prestigious Shaara award

Congratulations to A Tale for Three Counties Author Peter Troy!  His debut novel May the Road Rise Up to Meet You, the 2013 A Tale for Three Counties book selection, is the winner of the 2013 Michael Shaara Prize for Excellence in Civil War Fiction by the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College. From the Batavia Daily News: "The Shaara Prize, established in 1997, is presented to a novel published during the current calendar year that encourages “fresh approaches to Civil War fiction,” according to its eligibility guidelines. . . . Michael Shaara, who died in 1988, was the author of the acclaimed novel “Killer Angels,” which was made into the 1993 movie “Gettysburg.” Jeffrey Shaara wrote “Gods and Generals,” another acclaimed novel of the Civil War that was adapted into a 2003 film."  Full Article.

Find out ways you can help - proceeds from the sale of book at the librries benefits this project. Books are $15 each, including New York State sales tax. Books are avilable at Richmond Memorial Library, Batavia; Hoag Library, Albion: Perry Public Library: and GCC


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