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One Book, One San Diego

One Book, One San Diego is a community reading program managed by KPBS in partnership with the San Diego County Library and the San Diego Public Library.

The purpose of the program is to encourage residents to join together in the shared experience of reading and discussing the same book. The program also encourages participation in related events, discussions of the ideas raised in the featured books, and examination of how these ideas connect with our daily lives and local communities.

Join SDCL and our partners for a series of exciting events with the featured authors this fall.

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The 2017 Selection

The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian

The Sandcastle Girls, a multi-generational tale that spans nearly 100 years, is initially set in Syria during World War I and focuses on the Armenian Genocide.

About the Author

Chris Bohjalian is a critically acclaimed novelist whose books frequently make the New York Times bestseller list.

Schedule of Events

The program is sponsored by the Linden Root Dickinson Foundation, with additional support provided by the City of San Diego, the Dr. Seuss Fund at the San Diego Foundation, the Seth Sprague Educational and Charitable Foundation, Payne Family Foundation, Lloyd Pest Control, and Kaiser Permanente.