“The Life We Bury”, a mystery novel by Allen Eskens, is the One Book-One Community selection for 2016-17, according to the organization’s executive committee.
In the book, what appears to be a simple writing assignment for a college student turns into a search for truth involving the subject of the writing assignment – a war hero who has recently spent 30 years in prison for rape and murder. The college student, in his search for the truth, weaves in and out of trouble as he encounter’s his subject’s past.
This marks the 14th year that the community has had the opportunity to come together to read a common book, hold discussions and meet the author. Eskens will visit the Alliance community on Thursday and Friday, April 6-7, 2017. His public appearance will be Thursday, April 6 at 7 p.m. at Union Avenue United Methodist Church with area high school visits scheduled the following day.