Each year, the Same Page community-wide reading initiative provides opportunities for book groups, classrooms, and individuals to explore the themes of a single book by an author appearing at the Virginia Festival of the Book. We’re pleased to share that our 2023 Same Page featured author is Ross Gay.

The author of four books of poetry, Gay’s first collection of essays, The Book of Delights, was released in 2019 and became a New York Times bestseller. His newest work, Inciting Joy, is a collection of essays about the joy we incite when we care for each other.

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Presented in partnership with the JMRL Same Page program and the Piedmont Master Gardeners.

Throughout March, JMRL presents Same Page programs and activities, and offers free paperback copies of the book through all library branches and the Bookmobile while supplies last. Contact JMRL’s Adult Services and Reference Manager Catherine Fae for more information.

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