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"To come to the end of a time of anxiety and fear!  To feel the cloud that hung over us lift and disperse--the cloud that dulled the heart and made happiness no more than a memory!  This at least is one joy that must have been known by almost every living creature."



Welcome to The Virginia Yerxa Community Read website. The VYCR seeks to promote reading, and support our community, through an annual book-in-common experience.

The Virginia Yerxa Community Read Committee is pleased to announce the selection of Richard Adams’ adventure tale, Watership Down, as the 2021 book-in-common. Set in England’s Southern Downs, a once idyllic rural landscape, this stirring epic follows a band of rabbits on their flight from the intrusion of man and the certain destruction of their home to a mysterious promised land. Led by a resolute pair of friends, the journey from their native Sandleford Warren through harrowing trials posed by predators and adversaries is full of adventure, courage and survival. Don’t be fooled by the four-legged characters, this classic is filled with rich language and deep insight that will get you through the darkest days of winter and leave you excited for a new spring.   

Virginia Read Day was April 24, 2021.