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2013 One Book One County

One Book One County is a community read program for Wells County held in September and October every year. The program is designed to create a countywide discussion by encouraging all residents to read the same book.

The 2013 title is "The Bone Garden" by Tess Gerritsen. 


About the Book* 

Unknown bones, untold secrets, and unsolved crimes from the distant past cast ominous shadows on the present in this dazzling thriller from New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen.

Present day: Julia Hamill makes a horrifying discovery on the grounds of her new home in rural Massachusetts: a skull buried in the rocky soil–human, female, and, according to the trained eye of Boston medical examiner Maura Isles, scarred with the unmistakable marks of murder long ago... 

Boston, 1830: To pay for his education, medical student Norris Marshall has joined the ranks of local “resurrectionists”–those who plunder graveyards and harvest the dead for sale on the black market. Norris now finds himself the prime suspect in a series of grisly murders. Joined by a sardonic young man named Oliver Wendell Holmes, Norris sets out to prove his innocence and track down a maniacal fiend--party of the dark mystery reaching across centuries to the present-day world of Julia Hamill. 

* From the book jacket

How to Participate

It's very easy! Just stop by the Main Library, Ossian Branch, or our Northeast Indiana Digital Library site to check out a copy of the book today. We'd love for you to then join our discussion on this page regarding the book or attend one of the book discussion events. If you'd prefer to read alone that's fine too. Make sure to check out the specific presentation by our feature author Tess Gerritsen on Wednesday, October 2 at 7:30 PM at the Main Library. We'll also be offering a variety of special events based around the book theme.

Past Programs

Past community reads include Rocket Boys by Homer Hickam, The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein, Room by Emma Donoghue, and The Reading Promise by Alice Ozma.


This program is presented by the Wells County Public Library with financial support from the Friends of the Library. 

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