What if everyone in Kitsap read the same book?
What conversations could we spark?
Each year, Kitsap Regional Library selects one book and invites Kitsap to read it and connect through a shared reading experience.
"The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving" by Jonathan Evison is Kitsap Regional Library's 2015 One Book, One Community selection.
"Revised Fundamentals" was the third novel published by Evison, a Bainbridge Island author. Writing it was a cathartic journey that helped him face the loss of his 16-year-old sister many years ago in an auto accident that left lasting scars on his family.
"There are holes in our lives that can never be filled," Evison has said. "And yet, we have no choice but to try to fill them. I've lived with this idea since I was 5 years old."
'Revised Fundamentals' is an immensely appealing One Book selection because of its local ties and local author, and also for its humor and its tale of how truly caring for another person can bring healing and redemption to the caregiver.
More about the programming for this year's One Book, One Community will be released this summer.
Ebook copies are available for download now, and displays of paperback copies of the book will go up in our libraries starting in July.
Watch Jonathan Evison talk about his book in this brief video from the 2012 BookExpo America.
“A most stealthily powerful novel ... so poignant yet improbably funny.” - Janet Maslin, New York Times
"‘The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving’ is even-keeled, big-hearted, and very funny, and full of hope.” - Paul Makishima, Boston Globe