Wright Morris

2010 One Book One Nebraska

Reading throughout Nebraska

The Home Place
by Wright Morris

Nebraska marks its sixth year of One Book One Nebraska, selecting and promoting a title for Nebraska citizens to read to celebrate the literary richness of our state. Nebraska libraries and other literary and cultural organizations statewide plan activities and events to encourage all Nebraskans to read and discuss the same book.

In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Wright Morris, the Nebraska Center for the Book has chosen The Home Place as the One Book One Nebraska featured selection for 2010. When approached by members of the Lone Tree Literary Society with the suggestion of celebrating Wright Morris’ photographic and literary work, the Nebraska Center for the Book board enthusiastically approved this statewide reading promotion.

Use this Website to discover a wide variety of materials and activities to support your exploration of The Home Place and the life of Wright Morris.


One Book One Nebraska 2010 is hosted by the Lone Tree Literary Society and is sponsored by the Nebraska Center for the Book, Nebraska Humanities Council, Nebraska Library Association, Nebraska Library Commission, and the University of Nebraska Press.

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What distinguishes
The Home Place

Wright Morris is regarded as one of America’s most gifted novelists and photographers. Internationally recognized, he received the National Book Award in 1957 and 1981. The Home Place is an account in first-person narrative and photographs of the one-day visit by Clyde Muncy to “the home place” at Lone Tree, Nebraska. This “photo-text” has been called “as near to a new fiction form as you could get.”
University of Nebraska Press Book Jacket