One Book One Valley

Vote Now for the One Title That Will Connect our Community

Local book clubs nominated titles they love for the community read program One Book One Valley. Now, you choose the winner!

Click and drag the nominated titles into the order you prefer- first place to fifth place- then join us July 28th when we unveil the winning title. You'll be able to pick up a free copy of the winner, enjoy the read, and look forward to exciting programming based on the book throughout the fall.

Click and drag each title to move it into position, then click Vote.

  • The Distance Between Us by Reyna Grande

    This moving and topical memoir captures the struggles, joys, and adventures in the life of nine-year old Reyna, who migrates from Mexico to the U.S. to find her long-lost father. Life in the U.S. is less than ideal, and Reyna finds herself torn between two parents and two countries, finding solace in books and writing.Nominated by the Eagle Rock & Estes Park High School student book club

  • The Emerald Mile by Kevin Fedarko

    This thrilling adventure, set in the greatest river canyon on Earth, tells the story of Kenton Grua and the Glen Canyon Dam. After storms and massive snowmelt in 1983, the dam was on the precipice of disaster as Kenton Grua attempts to use the flood as a slingshot to hurl through 277 miles of ferocious whitewater. Nominated by the Chic-lets Book Club

  • A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains by Isabella Bird

    In a six-month period in the 1870s, spirited adventurer Isabella Bird (1831-1904) covered over a thousand miles alone, riding a horse, often without any appointed destination. Among her discoveries was Estes Park, captured in vivid descriptions of scenery and people.Nominated by the 1917 Book Club

  • Last Bus to Wisdom by Ivan Doig

    The lively and poignant coming-of-age story is about a boy and his great-uncle on a cross-country odyssey from Montana to Wisconsin. On the return journey, great-uncle "Herman the German" decides to fly the coop, and the two misfits encounter an ensemble of characters and misadventures along the way. Nominated by the Defunct Newcomers Book Club

  • The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

    An elegant chronicle of one of the great untold stories of American history: the migration of African-American citizens from 1915 to 1970 who fled the South for a better life. Wilkerson interviewed more than a thousand people to write this definitive and dramatic account. Nominated by the Good Samaritan Non-Denominational Book Club