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January 10, 2022 Nebraska Center for the Book The Bones of Paradise Proclaimed the 2022 One Book One Nebraska
On Jan. 10, 2022 Governor Pete Ricketts signed a proclamation honoring 2022 One Book One Nebraska: The Bones of Paradise: A Novel (William Morrow, 2016) by Jonis Agee. Rebecca Faber, Nebraska Center for the Book (NCB) Board member spoke about the program and ...Read more

December 14, 2021 Nebraska City News Press Agee’s Saga, ‘Bones of Paradise,’ Chosen for One Book One Nebraska
The 2022 selection for One Book One Nebraska, “Bones of Paradise,” is a sweeping family saga by writer and University of Nebraska–Lincoln scholar Jonis Agee...Read more

December 14, 2021 Nebraska City News Press Agee’s Saga, ‘Bones of Paradise,’ Chosen for One Book One Nebraska
The 2022 selection for One Book One Nebraska, “Bones of Paradise,” is a sweeping family saga by writer and University of Nebraska–Lincoln scholar Jonis Agee...Read more

November 7, 2021 Lincoln Journal Star Nebraska woman's novel set in Sandhills chosen as 2022's One Book One Nebraska
Nebraska woman's novel set in the Sandhills in the years following the Wounded Knee Massacre has been chosen as 2022's One Book One Nebraska. "The Bones of Paradise: A Novel" by award-winning author Jonis Agee is described by the selection committee as "an ambitious tale of history...Read more

October 6, 2021 Nebraska Library Commission Shortlist for 2022 One Book One Nebraska Announced
What book will all Nebraskans be encouraged to read in 2022? We will all find out on October 23rd. A historical fiction set in the Sandhills, Nonfiction work on refugees resettled in Nebraska, a book of humorous essays on small town life —all stories with ties to Nebraska and the Great Plains—are the finalists for the 2022 One Book One Nebraska statewide reading program. The finalists are...Read more

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October 23, 2021 Nebraska Center for the BookCelebrate Nebraska’s 2021 Book Award Winners, The celebration, free and open to the public, features presentations of the Nebraska Center for the Book's Nebraska Book Awards, Mildred Bennett Award and Jane Geske Award, One Book One Nebraska 2021 presentation, and 2022 OBON announcement.

January 12, 2022 NCompass Live: 2022 One Book One Nebraska, Online, 10:00 am CT. Celebrate the 2022 One Book One Nebraska selection The Bones of Paradise: A Novel by Jonis Agee on this FREE NCompass Live webinar! Sign up to join.

January 25, 2022 Book Club Discussion, Sump Memorial Library, 10:00 am CT. Join in on a discussion of this year's One Book One Nebraska selection!

April 20, 2022 OBON Book Club, Hastings Public Library, 10:00 am. Join via Zoom.

June 2, 2022 Writing Workshop, South Sioux City Library, 2:30 - 5:30 pm.

July 14, 2022 National Willa Cather Center 2022 Author Series Talk, Zoom, 7:00 pm.

October 10, 2022 Mid Month Book Club 12:00 pm.

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