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One Maryland One Book

Free copies of and events for 2024 One Maryland One Book, "What Storm, What Thunder.”

What Storm, What Thunde novel cover and author photoWhat if we all read the same book at the same time to discuss it? In that spirit, Maryland Humanities created One Maryland One Book (OMOB) ;to bring together diverse people in communities across the state through the shared experience of reading the same book, including here at Salisbury University.

Maryland One Book LogoThis year’s book, What Storm, What Thunder by Myriam J.A. Chancy, features a cast of loosely-connected characters in and around Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in the aftermath of the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that struck the country in 2010. Chancy shows us her characters – an NGO architect, a water-bottling executive, a drug trafficker, an immigrant cab driver, and others – in scenes that take place before and after the earthquake, and sometimes even during the event itself. We learn their pasts and plans, all as the deadly earthquake strikes. Written in eloquent, heart-wrenching prose, Chancy captures the reader and shows them a vision of Haiti that is at once heartbreaking and yet hopeful.>

The SU Fulton School of Liberal Arts will be distributing free copies of the book soon.<