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


  • WHEN Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.
  • WHERE La Mesa Branch Library , 8074 Allison Ave., La Mesa, CA 91942
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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.

“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.

Library contact: 619-469-2151

This event is part of the San Diego County 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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