Silicon Valley Reads 2018, "No Matter What: Caring, Coping, Compassion"

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The theme for Silicon Valley Reads 2018 is “No Matter What: Caring, Coping, Compassion” focusing on the challenges of caregiving and the need for community support during tough times. The featured books by local authors present stories of families that found renewed love and commitment to one another after being thrust into caregiving roles. Additionally, this year’s Silicon Valley Reads events will include author visits, films, children’s activities and workshops on enhancing family relationships..

Silicon Valley Reads is an annual event sponsored by the Santa Clara County Library District, Santa Clara County Office of Education and San José Public Library. The 2018 program kicks off on Thursday, Feb. 1, 7:30 p.m. at De Anza College with authors Mark Lukach and Rachel Khong interviewed live on stage by Mercury News columnist Sal Pizarro.

2018 Featured Books

My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward, by Mark Lukach, coverGoodbye, Vitamin, by Rachel Khong, coverMango, Abuela, and Me, by Meg Medina, coverThe Secret Life of Lincoln Jones, by Wendelin Van Draanen, coverNot If I See You First, by Eric Lindstrom, cover

The selected titles are My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward by Mark Lukach and Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachael Khong. There are also companion books for children: Mango, Abuela, and Me by Meg Medina, The Secret Life of Lincoln Jones by Wendelin Van Draanen, and Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom. All four authors will be making appearances throughout Silicon Valley in February and March, including stops at various San José Public Library locations.

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