In Partnership with Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at San Diego State University
About the Event
Adventures by the Book™ is honored to partner with Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at San Diego State University for a Japanese Friendship Garden Edventure, at the beautiful San Diego gardens located in the famous Balboa Park. Join us for a delightful morning spent wandering about the Japanese Friendship Garden with award-winning author Margaret Dilloway, followed by a discussion on her book (which each student will walk away with a copy of!), Sisters of Heart and Snow.
The Japanese Friendship Garden of San Diego opened in 1991, with the mission to educate, engage, and inspire present & future generations of diverse backgrounds about Japanese culture and community legacy through exhibits, programs, and the preservation of a Japanese garden. The Garden is an expression of the friendship between San Diego and its sister city, Yokohama. It illustrates two cultures and creates and immersive experience into Japanese culture. In her book Sisters of Heart and Snow, Margaret tells the poignant story of two Japanese sisters whose lives have followed completely different paths, but come together when their mother is diagnosed with dementia and in a rare moment of lucidity sends them on a quest to locate a particular book.
About the Author
Margaret Dilloway is the award-winning author of Sisters of Heart and Snow, The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns, and How to Be An American Housewife, all published by Putnam Books. In addition, the first book of Dilloway's children book series, Xander and the Lost Island of Monsters, has been published by Disney-Hyperion.
The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns was the American Library Association's 2013 Literary Tastes Pick for Women's Fiction and the Pulpwood Queen's International Book Club Pick for Best Book of 2013. In writing How to Be An American Housewife, Margaret was inspired by her Japanese mother's experiences, and especially by a book her father had given to her mother called The American Way of Housekeeping. The book was a finalist for the John Gardner Fiction Book Award.
Margaret lives in San Diego with her husband and three children and Gatsby the Goldendoodle, who looks like a giant teddy bear. Her blog, "American Housewife," can be found on her website.
Registration for this event is ONLY available through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at San Diego State University starting Summer 2016. The PayPal order form below should be used ONLY to pre-purchase book, if desired, to be delivered at the event. It does NOT register you for this Edventure.
Due to the special nature of this Edventure, OLLI at SDSU Membership is required and may be obtained at a minimal cost at time of registration. You may register for this Edventure online here or you may telephone (619) 594-5152, or you may print out a registration form and mail to: SDSU College of Extended Studies Registration, 5250 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182. Limited spaces are available for this unique experience, so early registration is recommended.
A signed copy of Sisters of Heart and Snow is included with the Edventure. If you would like an EXTRA copy, you may pre-order books below to be delivered at the event.