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California Reads

California Reads is a reading and discussion series designed to promote civic dialogue and meaningful conversation related to the theme War Comes Home.

SDCL branches across the county will be participating in California Reads, with various book discussions, guest speakers, related movie screenings, craft programs, and other programs being offered from September through November 2014.

California Reads Selected Title

What It Is Like to Go to War

What It Is Like to Go to War
by Karl Marlantes

Written nearly 40 years after his own tour of duty in Vietnam, Karl Marlantes' What It Is Like to Go to War recounts his experience of going to war and coming home through the lens of time and memory, illuminated by insights drawn from his study of history, literature, psychology, and philosophy.

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California Reads Events

Author Visit: T. Jefferson Parker

Fallbrook Library
September 23 • 6 p.m.

Encinitas Library
October 18 • 12:15 p.m.

T. Jefferson Parker will discuss his latest novel, Full Measure, the story of a soldier returning from the horrors of the war in Afghanistan and his struggles to return to civilian life.

For more information, please contact the hosting branch library.

California Reads is a program of Cal Humanities in partnership with the California Center for the Book. It is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

The County of San Diego and the San Diego County Library disclaim any responsibility for the accuracy of the translations.