Community Reads 2013
The Next Community Reads Book is
From the depths of Mexico’s Copper Canyon to the heights of the Leadville Trail 100 ultramarathon in Colorado, from the centuries-old running techniques of Mexico’s Tarahumara tribe to a research lab at the University of Utah, author McDougall celebrates, in this engaging and picaresque account, humankind’s innate love of running. There are rogues aplenty here, such the deadly narco-traffickers who roam Copper Canyon, but there are many more who inspire, such as the Tarahumara runners, who show the rest of the world the false limitations we place on human endurance. McDougall has served as an Associated Press war correspondent, is a contributing editor to Men’s Health, and runs at his home in rural Pennsylvania, and he brings all of these experiences to bear in this slyly important, highly readable account.--Booklist
Born to Run has also been selected by BGSU for its Fall 2013 Common Reading Experience title.
Thank you to the many readers who took the time to respond thoughtfully to the books being considered for this fall's Community Reads. Your comments, the committee's own responses to the contenders, and the desire to find a book that could also be read by the BGSU Common Reading Experience have all been weighed in the selection process.
Programming for Community Reads 2013 starts in the Fall.
Updated May 6, 2013