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One Book, One San Diego is our region's premiere literary program, presented in partnership between KPBS and over 80 public libraries, service organizations and educational institutions. Now in its 11th year, the purpose is to bring our community closer together through the shared experience of reading and discussing the same book. So, come read with us! And for more information, click here.

2017 Selection

'The Sandcastle Girls' By Chris Bohjalian Tops 206 Titles To Become The 2017 One Book, One San Diego Selection

KPBS announced the 2017 One Book, One San Diego book selection "The Sandcastle Girls" by Chris Bohjalian, the critically acclaimed novelist whose books frequently make The New York Times best-seller list. Bohjalian will be in San Diego for two public events on September 12 and 13.

Film Screenings, Lectures, Exhibits, Performances & More

Literature In Concert: Music Based On Works By Shakespeare, Cervantes And Swift

Sunday, November 19 2017 2:30 p.m.

San Diego Central Public Library

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Fall 2017 Concert Series The San Diego Baroque Soloists, an ensemble of local musicians specializing in Baroque music and featuring period instruments, will present a concert which will delight both music and literature aficionados. ...

2017 One Book Film Festival 'Even The Rain' ('También la Lluvia')

Tuesday, November 21 2017 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

San Diego Central Public Library

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The San Diego Central Library proudly presents a diverse slate of international film screenings that speak to the themes of peacemaking, migration, resilience and reconciliation featured in the One Book San Diego 2017 selection "The Sandcastle Girls" by ...

One Book, One San Diego: FIlm Screening Of 'The Promise'

Wednesday, November 29 2017 1 p.m.

San Marcos Branch Library

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Join us for a screening of "The Promise," a film related to this year's One Book One San Diego title "The Sandcastle Girls" by Chris Bohjalian. San Marcos Branch Library: (760) 891-3000 ABOUT THE ...

2017 One Book Film Festival 'Three The Hard Way'

Tuesday, November 28 2017 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

San Diego Central Public Library

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The San Diego Central Library proudly presents a diverse slate of international film screenings that speak to the themes of peacemaking, migration, resilience and reconciliation featured in the One Book San Diego 2017 selection "The Sandcastle Girls" by ...

Page To Screen Club: One Book, One San Diego

Wednesday, November 29 2017 6:30 p.m.

Fletcher Hills Branch Library

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Book & Movie Club Read the 2017 One Book, One San Diego selection, "The Sandcastle Girls" by Chris Bohjalian, and discuss it at the monthly Page to Screen Club meeting. You can pick up November's book ...

One Book, One San Diego: Armenian Cooking Class

Thursday, November 30 2017 6 p.m.

El Cajon Branch Library

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In honor of this year's One Book, One San Diego selection "The Sandcastle Girls" by Chris Bohjalian, learn how to make delicious, healthy Armenian meals in this hands-on cooking class provided by Healthy Adventures ...

We Charge Genocide

Thursday, November 30 2017 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

San Diego Central Public Library

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Join Professor Dayo Gore of UCSD’s Ethnic Studies Department for a discussion of the 1951 document We Charge Genocide: The Crime of Government Against the Negro People submitted by civil rights leaders to the ...

Book Discussions

One Book, One San Diego: Book Discussion Of 'The Sandcastle Girls' By Chris Bohjalian

Tuesday, December 5 2017 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Ocean Beach Branch Library

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Join us for a discussion of the 2017 One Book, One San Diego selection, "The Sandcastle Girls" by Chris Bohjalian, a sweeping tale of a legacy of the Armenian Genocide that would affect an American family ...

One Book Discussion Of 'The Sandcastle Girls' By Chris Bohjalian

Tuesday, December 5 2017 6:30 p.m.

Carmel Valley Branch Library

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The Carmel Valley Branch Library’s monthly Men’s & Women’s Book Group will be discussing the 2017 One Book One San Diego selection, "The Sandcastle Girls" by Chris Bohjalian on Tuesday December 5 at 6:30 p.m. For ...

Book Group Discussion Of 'The Sandcastle Girls'

Thursday, December 7 2017 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Mission Hills Branch Library

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The Mission Hills Book Group will discuss this year’s One Book, One San Diego selection, "The Sandcastle Girls" by Chris Bohjalian. New members are always welcome to attend and participate! Please read the book ...

One Book, One San Diego: Book Discussion Of 'The Sandcastle Girls' By Chris Bohjalian

Thursday, December 28 2017 4 p.m.

Lakeside Branch Library

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Join us for a discussion of the 2017 One Book, One San Diego selection, "The Sandcastle Girls" by Chris Bohjalian. Lakeside Branch Library: (619) 443-1811 ABOUT ONE BOOK, ONE SAN DIEGO: This event is a part ...

About One Book, One San Diego

One Book, One San Diego: 2017 Finalists

Local readers submitted over 500 nominations for the One Book, One San Diego 2017 title. Nine finalists made the cut.

2017 Recommended Reading List from Publishers

As we begin our search for the 2017 One Book, One San Diego selection, we asked local representatives from major publishing houses, including Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster, and MacMillan, what books they recommend.

One Book, One San Diego: FAQs & Selection Criteria

One Book, One San Diego promises to be an exciting program in 2017. This article answers common questions about the program. Contact Clare Pister at cpister@kpbs.org with further questions.

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The Archives

Past One Book Selections

Find out all about our previous One Book selections in our archives.