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One Book, One San Diego Author Event With Rebecca Makkai


  • WHEN Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 10 a.m.
  • WHERE San Diego City College, Saville Theater 14th St and C St, San Diego, CA 92101
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST Free

KPBS presents Rebecca Makkai, author of “The Great Believers,” the 2019 One Book, One San Diego selection, in a live interview with retired KPBS health reporter, Kenny Goldberg.

"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.

The program will also feature a special VAMP student storytelling performance.

Books will be for sale by the City College Bookstore. A book signing will take place immediately following the program.

Admission is free.

Contact: Margo Porras at 619-594-3287 or

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