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One day : the extraordinary story of an ordinary 24 hours in America

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"Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Gene Weingarten explores the events of a random day in U.S. history, offering a diorama of American life that illuminates all that has changed--and all that hasn't--in the past three decades. On New Year's Day 2013, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Gene Weingarten asked three strangers to, literally, pluck a day, month, and year from a hat. That day--chosen completely at random--turned out to be Sunday, December 28, 1986, by any conventional measure a most ordinary day. Weingarten spent the next six years proving that there is no such thing. That Sunday between Christmas and New Year's turned out to be filled with comedy, tragedy, implausible irony, cosmic comeuppances, kindness, cruelty, heroism, cowardice, genius, idiocy,prejudice, selflessness, coincidence, and startling moments of human connection, along with evocative foreshadowing of momentous events yet to come. Lives were lost. Lives were saved. Lives were altered in overwhelming ways. Many of these events never made it into the news; they were private dramas in the lives of private people. They were utterly compelling. One Day asks and answers the question of whether there is even such a thing as "ordinary" when we are talking about how we all lurch and stumble our way through the daily, daunting challenge of being human"--
"The Extraordinary Story of an Ordinary 24 Hours in America"--

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Geneva Public Library 973 WEI (Text)
Second Floor New Books
52118301011752
Available
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Newark Public Library 973 WEI (Text)
Adult New Materials
52125300873520
Checked out
01/28/2020
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Victor Farmington Library 973 WEI (Text)
Adult New Materials
52128300905789
Checked out
01/30/2020
Walworth-Seely Public Library 973 Weingarten (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52129300965047
Available
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Wood Library Association - Canandaigua 973 WEI (Text)
Adult New Materials
31846002862356
Checked out
01/26/2020
Wood Library Association - Canandaigua 973 WEI (Text)
Adult New Materials
31846002870177
Checked out
02/01/2020
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Wood Library Association - Canandaigua 973 WEI (Text)
Adult New Materials
31846002870185
Checked out
01/30/2020
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.

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