Dayton's "Big Read" was Dreamers of the Day by Mary Doria Russell. I wanted to read it since it was THE Big Read and because an aquaintance of mine was facilitating a discussion group. A couple of us were going to participate. Of course the event was during my husband's travel stint, and I had volleyball driving duty. I didn't make it--to the event or to finish the book by the date.
some of the historical signficance was lost on me--I'm not very bright in this area). The ending, however, was a surprise. Normally, I enjoy this. This ending almost didn't fit the tone of the book. Almost a little too bizzare. But one of the last lines (it doesn't spoil the book--I promise) said simply to "read to children." How can you go wrong with a statement like that one?