One Book, One New Paltz

NOVEMBER 8-15, 2020


The Benjamin Center for Public Policy Initiatives is pleased to announce the selection of the 2020 One Book, One New Paltz: Ocean at the End of the Lane,” by Neil Gaiman.

This story follows a middle-aged man who returns as an adult to his hometown to attend a funeral and, while there, remembers a fantastical series of events from his childhood. Are these memories of real space and time? Or are they a child’s way of making sense of a scary world? Part reality, part fantasy, this haunting story takes us deep into a young boy’s inner world, and brings us to reflect on our own understanding of reality, memory, childhood, and what it means to be human.

One Book 2020 Event Schedule

Rabbi Bill, community book discussion, will now be on Sunday, 11/15 at 10:30am. Link: