New 3-county Tale wrestles with tough issues

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 21 November 2014 at 12:00 am

Author will visit area in March to talk about book

LYNDONVILLE – The new book for the community reading project has been announced, and readers can expect to face many contemporary issues in the novel.

“The Tale for Three Counties” announced on Thursday the 13th book in the community reading effort will be “We Are Called To Rise,” by Laura McBride. The story focuses on an immigrant boy whose family struggles to assimilate. A woman wrestles with an imploding marriage and troubled son. A wounded soldier recovers from an injury.

These are some of the themes and characters in the book, which is available at local libraries and bookstores. The libraries will host discussion groups beginning in January in preparation for McBride’s visit from March 26-28.

She will visit locations in Orleans, Genesee and Wyoming counties, including Lee-Whedon Memorial Library in Medina on March 27.

“It’s very current and addresses contemporary topics,” said Catherine Cooper, Lee-Whedon director and a member of the Tail committee. “It’s very heartfelt and very warm.”

Yates Community Library hosted a book unveiling program on Thursday, when the latest Tale was announced.

For more on the Tale program, click here.