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One Book, One San Diego Unveils 2013 Title

2013 One Book, One San Diego selection,

Above: 2013 One Book, One San Diego selection, "Caleb's Crossing."

Reading program announces the 2013 book selection.


Geraldine Brooks, author of Caleb's Crossing

Karen B. Jacobs, San Diego resident who nominated the book


After a month of accepting hundreds of nominations, the 2013 One Book, One San Diego selection was announced on Midday Edition Tuesday.

Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks, will be read and discussed by thousands of San Diegans and become the focus of a series of events and activities this fall.

Photo credit: Randi Baird

"Caleb's Crossing" author, Geraldine Brooks

For the last seven years, KPBS has partnered with the San Diego Public Library to get the community to come together through a 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.

This year, the San Diego County Library is also participating in the program, meaning library patrons can choose any of the 66 city or county library branches to check out the book.

More than 500 nominations were submitted.

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