This year marks the sixth anniversary of Silicon Valley Reads, a program co-sponsored by the Santa Clara County Office of Education, Santa Clara County Library, and the San Jose Public Library Foundation. The Silicon Valley Reads selection for 2008 is The Distant Land of My Father by Bo Caldwell. This book has been a national bestseller, a Los Angeles Times Best Book of 2001 and a Booksense 76 pick. The Distant Land of My Father is the story of an estranged daughter who yearns to understand her father’s connection to the mysterious city of Shanghai when he constantly chooses to remain there in the face of wars and separation.
Sunnyvale Public Library will be hosting two Silicon Valley Reads events. On Thursday, February 21, the Library’s Monthly Book Group will be discussing The Distant Land of My Father at 7 p.m. On Monday, February 25, the author, Bo Caldwell, will discuss her book at 7 p.m. Both events will be held in the Library Program Room. Everyone is welcome to these free events.