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Each year the communities of Lafayette, Louisville, and Superior join together to present On The Same Page, a community-wide reading program that poses the question, "What would happen if everyone read the same book at the same time?"

2019 Selection

Our Fall choice for Lafayette READS! always coincides with On the Same Page, the one-book program we share with Louisville Library and the community of Superior. The 2019 selection is. . .

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The Last Cowboys - A Pioneer Family in the New West

by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist John Branch

This is the book NPR called "a can't-put-it-down modern Western."
“This is a smart portrayal of a way of life that's slipping away even in the rural West.” — Kirk Siegler, correspondent, National Desk.  An NPR 2018 Great Read.

Author John Branch will be on hand for an author talk on September 26, at 6:30 pm, at the Arts Hub in Lafayette. Read below about how to get your free ticket!

Events & Discussions

Discussion of The Last Cowboys  

September 16 at 6 pm, Lafayette Public Library

An Evening with the Author - Tickets available NOW!

September 26 at 6:30 pm at the Arts Hub, 420 Courteney Way, Lafayette
Tickets are free, but required, and are available NOW! on EventBrite:

Stories on Stage: The Last Cowboys: A Pioneer Family in the New West

October 2 at 7 pm at the Louisville Center for the Arts, 801 Grant Avenue, Louisville

Buzz about the Book

“Remarkable.… [The Last Cowboys] has an uncommon ambition: it’s a story not just of rodeo, but of the contemporary West.” —New York Times Book Review

“A real-life story that’s not only compelling, but oddly reassuring.” — Tucker Coombe, Los Angeles Review of Books

“One hell of a ride.” — Carson Vaughan, Washington Post

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