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From 'The Cooked Seed,' Writer Anchee Min Sows A Path In America

May 15
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Bestselling author Anchee Min's second memoir "The Cooked Seed," tells the story of Min's life as an American immigrant.

San Diego Mom Offers Advice For Summer Road Trips

July 23
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San Diego mom Gretchen Breuner pulled her three kids out of school, put them in a used RV and took them on a 10,000 mile adventure across the United States.

San Diego Author Profiles Forgotten Civil War Hero

July 3
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It's been 150 years since the Battle of Gettysburg. The book, Surgeon in Blue, introduces us to a Civil War hero who set the standard for military medicine in America's bloodiest battle.

The Central Library Moves Hidden Treasures Out Into The Public Eye

June 28
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As the San Diego Central Library empties five floors of its shelves and moves to a new nine-floor building, many hidden items will become available.

Rants And Raves: Max Brooks And 'World War Z'

June 19
By Beth Accomando
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Hollywood’s version of the zombie apocalypse invades theaters this weekend with Brad Pitt and “World War Z” (opening June 21 throughout San Diego). But the film uses little more than the title of Max Brooks’ best-selling novel.

Joe Hill On His New Book 'NOS4A2'

May 20
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Horror writer Joe Hill's new novel, "NOS4A2," came out April 30. Listen to his full interview with KPBS arts reporter Beth Accomando.

One Book, One San Diego Unveils 2013 Title

May 13
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KPBS is proud to announce the One Book, One San Diego book winner for 2013: Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks.

Review: 'The Great Gatsby'

May 10
By Nathan John
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Guest critic Nate John says Hollywood's latest version of "The Great Gatsby" is a spectacle that merits the illustrious title. Catch the classic in theaters May 10.

Jerry Brown Called 'Trailblazer' In New Biography

May 6
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This first biography of California's governor in more than 30 years examines Jerry Brown's personal history and his unusual political career.

SDSU Takes Poetry International

April 24
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At San Diego State University, a literary journal called Poetry International works to broaden the boundaries of poetry through careful translation.

Prospero's Son: Local Author Writes Of Life, Books, Love And Theater

April 23
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UC San Diego Arts and Humanities dean discusses his memoir "Prospero's Son," a story about his family, its secrets and finding resolution.

Justin Bieber And His Faith In God Discussed At Point Loma Nazarene

Feb. 25
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Journalist, author and blogger Cathleen Falsani has written a book about pop star Justin Bieber and his faith in God.

Acclaimed Poet Billy Collins "X-Rays" Poems For San Diego Students

Feb. 19
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Poet Billy Collins is the headline speaker at this year's Point Loma Nazarene University's Writers Symposium By-The-Sea.

Scientology Founder Central Figure In Local Sci-Fi Collection

Feb. 13
By Angela Carone
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One of the world’s most impressive collections of science fiction is now in the hands of the San Diego State University library. It’s just part of the literary wealth of an SDSU graduate who’s begun to donate his collection to his alma mater. Edward Marsh is also a follower of the Church of Scientology. KPBS culture reporter Angela Carone visited his Escondido home to find out what else he collected.

Rants And Raves: The Whaling Bar

Jan. 31
By Beth Accomando
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My friend D.A. Kolodenko and I share a passion for film noir. So when he told me about the closing of the La Valencia Hotel's The Whaling Bar where Raymond Chandler would sit and drink, I decided it was worth noting.