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February 08, 2017

For 11th Time, One Book One Marin Kicks Off

‘The Tsar of Love and Techno’ is selection this year

San Rafael, CA – Reading fans are diving headlong into The Tsar of Love and Techno, the 2017 honoree for the One Book One Marin program co-sponsored by the Marin County Free Library.

About 10 people surround author Anthony Marra as he sits at a booksigning session.Author Anthony Marra (seated) has a lot of fans in Marin.
The latest bestseller from Bay Area author Anthony Marra is the choice for the 11th anniversary of One Book One Marin, which seeks to build a stronger, enriched community through dialogue and the exploration of literature and culture. The Tsar of Love and Techno introduces a cast of characters whose lives in the former Soviet Union intersect in ways both life-affirming and heartbreaking.

“The Bay Area is home to a dynamic and vibrant literary community, and we are thrilled to add the talented Anthony Marra to our list of One Book One Marin authors,” said Marin County Free Library Director Sara Jones. “This is a captivating work that will get readers talking.”

Popular throughout the world, One Book programs take the idea of a local book discussion club and expand it to cover a whole city or county. The city, county and college libraries of Marin collaborate with community partners Book Passage and the Institute for Leadership Studies at Dominican University of California on One Book One Marin.

Three months of stimulating programming and special events are underway related to the book. All events are free and open to the public through mid-April. Most events take place at city and community libraries and are geared around the novel’s themes. The program concludes with an event Thursday, April 13, at Dominican University's Angelico Hall, featuring Marra and KQED host Michael Krasny in conversation.

The One Book One Marin program is funded by the Marin County Free Library, Book Passage, the Institute for Leadership Studies at Dominican University, participating city and college libraries throughout Marin and those libraries’ respective friends groups and foundations. There are also a large number of community sponsors. 


Sara Jones
Marin County Free Library

3501 Civic Center Drive
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 473-6051
Email: Sara Jones
Library website