Ten Years of One Book, One San Diego

The 2016 One Book One San Diego selection is Waiting for Snow in Havana by Carlos Eire.

Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy by National Book Award-winning author Carlos Eire is a beautiful, nostalgia-laced memoir of his childhood in Cuba, the country he left in 1962 at age 11. Using humor, magical realism and lyrical language, Eire paints a portrait of a childhood shattered forever by the Cuban Revolution. He was one of 14,000 Cuban children brought to the U.S. without their parents as part of Operation Peter Pan. He is now a professor of religion and history at Yale University. Reserve your copy here

Geraldine Brooks, Author Of Caleb's Crossing will be at MiraCosta College November 16 at 10:30 a.m.

Australian-born Geraldine Brooks is an author and journalist who grew up in the suburbs of Sydney, and attended Bethlehem College, Ashfield and the University of Sydney. She was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in fiction in 2006 for her novel March.   Caleb’s Crossing tells the story of the first Native American to graduate from Harvard College. Other novels, Year of Wonders, People of the Book and The Secret Chord ; are international bestsellers and have been translated into more than 25 languages. She is also the author of the nonfiction works, Nine Parts of Desire and Foreign Correspondence. This is a free event with limited seating.   Registration will begin October 17.


In celebration of 10 years of joining together to read and discuss great books, KPBS is excited to welcome back many of our past One Book authors. For a list of author events throughout San Diego County, please visit KPBS.org/one-book.