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ONE: MetroWest Readers Fest


MetroWest Readers Fest announces its second annual regional community-wide read called ONE. The
title for this year’s initiative is Thank You, Mr. Nixon, a short story collection by the acclaimed writer Gish
Jen. In this collection of 11 linked short stories, Jen “embarks on a fictional journey through U.S.-China
relations, capturing the excitement of a world on the brink of tectonic change.” Thank You, Mr. Nixon
was named the #1 Recommendation for AAPI Month by Oprah Daily, an Amazon Editor’s Pick for Best
Literature & Fiction, and was called “marvelous” by Claire Oshetsky in the New York Times. In addition to
Thank You, Mr. Nixon, Jen is the author of eight other books and has had short stories selected for The
Best American Short Stories five times, including The Best American Short Stories of the Century, edited
by John Updike. Gish Jen is currently a Visiting Professor at Harvard.

MetroWest Readers Fest is happy to partner with Wayland Free Public Library and Goodnow Library
(Sudbury) to host Gish Jen at Goodnow Library in Sudbury on Thursday, October 6 at 7 pm. There will be
an option to tune in virtually as well. In addition to this capstone event with Gish Jen, 24 regional
libraries are participating in the initiative, with some planning book discussions and/or complementary
events that address topics and themes found in Thank You, Mr. Nixon. A current schedule of all events
related to ONE can be found at and will be continually updated.

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