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One Book, One San Diego 2014 Selection: Lysley Tenorio’s ‘Monstress’

Aired 5/27/14 on KPBS Midday Edition.

GUEST:

Lysley Tenorio, Author, "Monstress"

Tara Runyan

Lysley Tenorio, author of the 2014 One Book, One San Diego selection "Monstress."

Stories of personal identity, exploration of ethnic backgrounds, and just good reads have been the hallmark of the "One Book, One San Diego" reading program. Each year, KPBS and the San Diego Public Library sponsor the search for a book that will engage the whole community.

This year, the selection is a collection of short stories called "Monstress", by San Diego native Lysley Tenorio.

Cover Art for "Monstress," by Lysley Tenorio, the 2014 One Book, One San Diego selection.

Tenorio said he was thrilled to be the 2014 pick.

“I’m honored that 'Monstress' has been selected for the 'One Book, One San Diego' program, and I'm excited to discuss my book with readers from my hometown,” Tenorio said. “I can't imagine growing up without the library, especially the San Diego Public Library’s Mira Mesa branch, where I learned to love books and the joy that comes from browsing the shelves in search of a great read."

One Book, One San Diego is in its eighth year.

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