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Book Clinic: 2019 One Book, One San Diego Selection 'The Great Believers' By Rebecca Makkai

Please join us for a book discussion with our librarian to share your thoughts and reactions to the 2019 One Book, One San Diego selection for adults, “The Great Believers” by Rebecca Makkai.

“The Great Believers” is a historical novel about the terrors and tragedies of the AIDS epidemic and its repercussions, through a story about friendship and redemption in the face of tragedy and loss, set in 1980s Chicago and contemporary Paris.


It won the Stonewall Book Award, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, and was optioned by Amy Poehler for television.

This discussion will be facilitated by Trevor Jones, librarian and manager of the Scripps Miramar Ranch Library. At age 14, he began listing every book he finished reading. This year's One Book selection will mark #2100!

Library contact: 858-538-8158

This event is part of the San Diego Public Library’s programming for this year’s One Book, One San Diego. The 2019 selections include “The Great Believers” by Rebecca Makkai, “The Crossover” by Kwame Alexander for young adults, "Dreamers" by Yuyi Morales for kids, and “Éramos unos niños” by Patti Smith for Spanish-language readers.

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending. Check local COVID-19 restrictions and updates.

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