"Books are among the best friends that it is possible for any man to have. They will be silent when he does not wish to converse, they will speak to him when he desires to be spoken to; they will take no offence at his silence, neither will they take any offence at all at his comments. They include the most illustrious of the living and the most illustrious of the dead. Having books, a man can number among his friends those who have distinguished themselves in civil life and in military life; he can have friends from the state, he can have friends from the church. He can entertain them all his life at the least possible expense, because they ask no more at his hands than the tenderest accommodations and the quietest place in his dwelling."
—Rev. John Hall, D.D. 1885.
The Book of Best Things. 1885, pp. 18—19.
We'd be honored if you would ask your community to choose one of Sarah's books as a "Community Reads" or "One Book" topic. These wonderful programs are a way to bring people together and participate in projects of interest to everyone. Check with your local library to find out how books are chosen to be Community Reads in your local area. If your library gives you a chance to vote for a specific book, please do so!
Here's some information about other Community Reads projects which have been done with various books: