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Greenwich Community Book On Hold at Library

GREENWICH, Conn. – Just one week after the Greenwich Library announced its selection of “Zeitoun” as this year’s Greenwich Reads Together, all 65 copies of the have already been checked out of the library.

“This is an amazing response for only a few days,” Gail Wilson, co-chair of Greenwich Reads Together, said on Monday.

The book by Dave Eggers will be discussed by the community in a series of programs and lectures in April. The public was asked to submit recommendations and a committee sorted through dozens of suggestions.

"Zeitoun," released two years ago, tells the story of Abdulrahman Zeitoun, who chose to stay in New Orleans to protect his family, house and business. In the days after Hurricane Katrina, he traveled by canoe through the streets giving out supplies to those in need. He disappeared one week later.

In addition, there are already 13 holds for hard copies of the book, both audio books are out with nine holds, and all 12 e-book downloads are taken. The library is reportedly ordering more in all formats.

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