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Former Filner Chief Of Staff Writes Tell-All Book

Jan. 29
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Lee Burdick's book, "Bob Filner's Monster: The Unraveling of an American Mayor and What We Can Learn From It," is an insider's account of the sexual harassment scandal that brought down San Diego's mayor.

National City-Born Author 'Stunned And Humbled' By Newbery Medal

Jan. 19
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Matt de la Peña is the first Latino to win the Newbery Medal, a prestigious children's literature award.

National City Native Wins Prestigious Newbery Medal

Jan. 12
By Angela Carone
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Matt de la Peña has won the 2016 Newbery Medal for his children's book "Last Stop on Market Street."

Comickaze Opens New Store In Liberty Station

Dec. 15
By Beth Accomando
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Brick-and-mortar bookstores face a lot of challenges starting with Amazon’s low-priced online offerings to the instant gratification of digital downloads and e-books. While megastores like Borders have closed, one San Diego comic book store is expanding.

California Drought Lessons: Water Shortage Solutions From Israel

Dec. 9
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In his new book, "Let There Be Water," author Seth M. Siegel outlines how Israel was able to solve its water crisis and how it can be a model for the rest of the world.

Isabel Allende Discusses Aging, Memory And Refugees

Nov. 30
By Jean Guerrero
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Isabel Allende was the guest at the annual Author's Luncheon hosted by Words Alive, a San Diego-based nonprofit that promotes literacy for low-income youths. She discussed her new book and more.

San Diego Bookstore Encourages Shoppers To Put 'Indies First'

Nov. 27
By Andrew Bowen
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Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday lies "Small Business Saturday," created by American Express to support local businesses. One San Diego bookstore is marking the day by bringing shoppers together with local authors.

'Hugo' Writer’s New Book Traces Generations Of Theatrical Family

Nov. 24
By Angela Carone
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La Jolla resident Brian Selznick, author of "The Invention of Hugo Cabret" and "Wonderstruck" has a new illustrated book for young people. It's called "The Marvels."

Author Brings Real Stories Of English Housekeepers To San Diego

Nov. 19
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How realistic is Mrs. Hughes in "Downton Abbey"? "The Housekeepers Tale: The Real Women Who Ran The English Country House" by Tessa Boase takes a look.

Courage Under Water: Swimmer Shares Message Of Perseverance In New Book

Nov. 10
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Diana Nyad accomplished something at 64 that she had set out and failed to do at 28: swim from Cuba to Florida. She is the only person to make the 100-plus mile swim without the aid of a shark cage.

Author William Joyce Discusses 2015 KPBS One Book Kids Selection

Nov. 2
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William Joyce is the author of the KPBS One Book Kids selection for 2015, "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore." KPBS spoke to him about his book in November.

'Mathemagician' Arthur Benjamin To Perform In La Jolla

Oct. 13
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In his new book, "The Magic of Math: Solving for x and Figuring Out Why," Arthur Benjamin uses mental magic tricks to engage his readers in solving math problems.

Writer Explores San Diego’s Best Scenic Drives

Sept. 2
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As a kid growing up in San Diego, Jack Brandais remembers going on Sunday drives. He compiled some of his favorite scenic drives, from the coast to the back country, in a series of Kindle books called Joyride Guru.

What It Takes For Non-Traditional College Students To Succeed In San Diego

Sept. 1
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Roughly 50 percent of San Diego community college students are 25 or older. What does it take for those so-called "non-traditional students" to succeed in college?

Story Of Murder In San Diego Inspires Book On Forgiveness

Aug. 27
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Azim Khamisa's story of forgiveness after his son's murder inspired journalist Megan Feldman Bettencourt to write a book on the topic. It's called "Triumph of the Heart Forgiveness in an Unforgiving World."

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