October 1st kicked off a trio of exciting book events at Copley Library with a reading and signing by USD student and published author Shannon Wheeler. Her book Sea Change was characterized by the Kirkus Review of books as “A weird, operatic coming of-age fantasy streaked with sexuality, pain and heroism.” Her accomplishment was celebrated in the library by the University’s English Department in the Mother Hill Reading Room.
October 2nd brought the Pulitzer Prize winning author Geraldine Brooks to campus for a reading and discussion of her book Caleb’s Crossing, the 2013 selection for One Book, One San Diego. In partnership with KPBS, Copley Library, and the University of San Diego, a packed house at the Warren Auditorium was able to ask questions and have their books signed by this prolific author of numerous novels with painstakingly researched historical details.
October 24th will see Copley Library joining with the Center for Educational Excellence and the Ethnic Studies Department to present a lecture by Dr. Devon Peña from the University of Washington. The lecture will coincide with the reading of The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson, Alcala Park Readers pick for USD Just Read. This book recounts the story of early germ theory and the ravages of cholera on post-industrialist England. For information regarding events or to pick up a copy of the book, drop by Copley Library or the Center for Educational Excellence.