in support of Tierrasanta Village of San Diego
Monday, April 25, 2016, 6:15 pm**
Community Room, SDA Church
11260 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92124
Cost: $10 per person (includes donation to TVSD)
**6:15-6:30 pm refreshments and Tierrasanta Village pre-talk community social
About the EventAre you looking for your next great read or the next book to recommend for your book club? Since 1994, the San Diego Book Award Association nominates and honors the best published books and unpublished manuscripts by San Diego County residents each year. The SDBAA is dedicated to enriching the large, diverse, and vibrant literary community, and carefully selects their honorees each year with this goal in mind. Join us for a Tierrasanta Talks San Diego Best Book Award Panel with three winners of the prestigious Theodor S. Geisel Award: J. Dylan Yates (2015), Layla Fiske (2014), and Lee Fullbright (2013). Come and hear these three incredible authors discuss their books, the writing process, and the inspiration that led them to create their powerful, life changing works of fiction. By the time you leave this Adventure you will likely not only know the next book on your reading list, but rather the next three
About the Authors & BooksJ. Dylan Yates debut novel, The Belief in Angels, was written over the course of many years while she attempted a number of BFA-related jobs, including: waitressing, teaching, corporate training, real estate, nursing, interior design, directing, acting, producing, parenting, library science and reluctant housewifery. She lives in Boulder County, Colorado.
In The Belief in Angels, growing up in her parents’ crazy hippie household on a tiny island off the coast of Boston, Jules’s imaginative sense of humor is the weapon she wields to dodge household chaos. But somewhere between routine discipline with horsewhips, gun-waving gambling debt collectors, and LSD-laced breakfast cereal adventures, tragedy strikes with the death of her younger brother—a blow from which Jules may never fully recover. Jules’ story alternates with that of her Grandfather Samuel, a man with a sad story of his own. Samuel, once called Szaja, is an orthodox Jew who lived through the murderous Ukranian pogroms of the 1920s and the Majdanek Death Camp—but whose survival came at a price that’s haunted him for years.