One Book, One San Diego


2016 One Book, One San Diego

Author Carlos EireThe 2016 One Book One San Diego selection is Waiting for Snow in Havana by National Book Award-winning author, Carlos Eire.

Waiting for Snow in Havana is Carlos Eire’s beautiful, nostalgia-laced memoir of his childhood in Cuba, the country he left in 1962 at age 11. Using humor, magical realism and lyrical language, Eire paints a portrait of a childhood shattered forever by the Cuban Revolution. He was one of 14,000 Cuban children brought to the U.S. without their parents as part of Operation Peter Pan. He is now a professor of religion and history at Yale University.

Guide to "Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy"


Upcoming Events

2016 10th Anniversary One Book One San Diego Kick-off: Lecture and Reception with Carlos Eire
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 | 6 - 8 PM | Central Library / Neil Morgan Auditorium
 
Join KPBS, San Diego County Library and San Diego Public Library as we kick-off our 10th Anniversary celebrations with 2016 featured author, Carlos Eire, who wrote "Waiting for Snow in Havana". Book signing. Complimentary refreshments. Visit the library website for available copies of the book in multiple formats, and relevant related programs. Copies will be on sale at the Library Shop independent bookstore in the Central Library Courtyard. Register for the event here.
 
One Book, One San Diego 10th Anniversary Event with Author Sonia Nazario
Monday, October 3, 2016 | 6:30 - 8 PM | Logan Heights Branch Library
 
Join KPBS and San Diego Public Library for a special One Book, One San Diego 10th Anniversary event with author, Sonia Nazario, who wrote the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, "Enrique's Journey." Followed by a Central American-inspired reception.  Copies will be on sale at the Library Shop independent bookstore in the Central Library Courtyard. Register for the event here.
 

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Previous Selections

2015 One Book, One San Diego

Author Carlos Ruiz Zafón | Photo by carlosruizzafon.co.ukIn 2015 One Book, One San Diego was proud to present The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón. Read the KPBS article to learn more about our 2015 author and book. The accompanying young adult (middle school) title is The Dumbest Idea Ever! by Jimmy Gownley and the children's companion title is The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce.

 

Guide to "The Shadow of the Wind"

 

2014 One Book, One San Diego

Author Lysley Tenorio | Photo by Tara Runyan

In 2014 One Book, One San Diego was proud to present Monstress: Stories by Lysley Tenorio. The accompanying young adult (middle school) title was American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang and the children's companion title was Cora Cooks Pancit by Dorina K. Lazo Gilmore.

 

Guide to "Monstress: Stories"

 

 

2013 One Book, One San Diego

Author Geraldine Brooks | Photo by Randi Baird

In 2013 One Book, One San Diego was proud to present Geraldine Brooks' novel Caleb's Crossing. The accompanying young adult (middle school) and children's companion titles were Jingle Dancer by Cynthia Leitich Smith and Sees Behind Trees by Michael Dorris.

 

Guide to "Caleb's Crossing"