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One Book, One San Diego: Book Discussion: 'The Great Believers' By Rebecca Makkai


  • WHEN Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 5 p.m.
  • WHERE Chula Vista Civic Center Branch, 365 F St., Chula Vista, CA 91910
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST Free

Please join us for a book discussion for adults on the 2019 One Book, One San Diego selection, “The Great Believers” by Rebecca Makkai. This discussion will be moderated by Librarian Judy Neeb.

“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.

Judy Neeb is the Librarian at the Chula Vista Public Library's Civic Center branch. She has been reading books since she was five. Judy loves literature and exploring all sorts of stories and genres. This is a picture of Judy with her personal bookshelves.

Library contact: 619-585-5646

This event is part of Chula Vista 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.

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