Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Bo Caldwell Book Talk: City of Tranquil Light

On Monday, January 24, 2011, local author Bo Caldwell will discuss writing and her new novel, City of Tranquil Light, at 6:00 p.m. in the Central Park Library Cedar Room. Ms. Caldwell's first book, Distant Land of My Father, was chosen for the Silicon Valley Read program in 2008. Her new book also takes place in China, and is inspired by the story of her missionary grandparents. Will, a recruit, and Katherine, a nursing student journey to China as Mennonite missionaries. They eventually marry and spend 25 years running a growing church and establishing an orphanage on the North China Plain during the years of civil war. City of Tranquil Light is a passionate tale of faith and hardship, written with historical perspective. It is a fascinating portrayal of a country in turmoil, which Will and Katherine had come to love.

Following the talk and audience questions, copies of Bo Caldwell's books will be available for purchase and signing. To reserve a space at this free author program at the Library, stop by the Reference Desk or call (408) 615-2900. The Library thanks the Foundation & Friends of Santa Clara City Library for making this program possible.

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