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17th community chooses Dark Tide for town-wide read

Abington, MA has become the 17th community to choose Dark Tide for its town-wide read. And it will happen in 2013, the 10th anniversary year of the book’s publication. Other Massachusetts communities that have featured the book are Belmont, Beverly, Boston, Bridgewater, Burlington, Eastham, Franklin, Holliston, Ipswich, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Milford, Medford, Raynham, Stoughton, Woburn, and Rehoboth.

Dark Tide a top choice for reading programs

Sixteen Massachusetts cities and towns have selected Dark Tide for community-wide reading programs. The programs encourage residents to read one book at the same time. In support of the programs, Steve has made speaking appearances and has hosted walking tours of Boston’s North End.

The communities that have chosen Dark Tide are Belmont, Beverly, Boston, Bridgewater, Burlington, Eastham, Franklin, Holliston, Ipswich, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Milford, Medford, Raynham, Stoughton, Woburn, and Rehoboth. ”It is hard to describe how honored and humbled I am when a community selects my book to read,” said Steve of the 14 reading programs. “The words ‘thank you’ seem totally inadequate.”

Dark Tide honored by Boston readers

Boston.com reports: “The Rabb Lecture Hall at the Boston Public Library was filled and there was an overflow crowd outside last night to hear local author Stephen Puleo and Boston Globe books editor Nicole Lamy discuss Puleo’s book, Dark Tide.  The audience of roughly 300 peppered Puleo with questions about his research, his writing, and details about the great molasses flood of 1919 that leveled huge portions of the North End.”

In the summer of 2010, Boston.com conducted a poll to choose a book for a citywide reading program. More than 8,000 people voted, and Dark Tide was the winner, adding Boston to the list of communities that have selected Dark Tide for a reading program.  Read more from Boston.com.

Steve chats with readers and “VB” on Fox News

In support of Dark Tide‘s “One Book, One City” win in September 2010, Steve participated in an online chat at Boston.com and was interviewed by Fox Morning News. Watch the video.