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Some Question Mayor's Pick for City-sponsored Book Club

Some Question Mayor's Pick for City-sponsored Book Club

Posted - Aug. 24, 2004 at 7:53 a.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The first book in Salt Lake City's inaugural book club is raising some eyebrows.

The book is part of Mayor Rocky Anderson's "Salt Lake Reads Together" initiative that kicks off September 15th. And the book chosen by the mayor's book committee is "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time," by Mark Haddon.

The book was on the New York Times Best Seller list for 10 weeks and is now listed at 13. But some council members say the book promotes profanity and they plan to question the selection at tonight's council meeting.

The mayor's spokeswoman says replacing the book "borders on censorship" and says the city will keep the book on the list, along with the adult non-fiction "The Blood Runs Like a River Through My Dreams: A Memoir by Nasdijj and the children's book "Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH."

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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