Monday, January 28, 2013

Silicon Valley Reads Book Talk: Brian Castner, The Long Walk

Silicon Valley Reads 2013 focuses on the “Invisible Wounds of War.” Brian Castner’s The Long Walk: A Story of War and the Life That Follows, is one of two books featured. At the first of a series of Silicon Valley Reads events at the Library, Brian will discuss his book on Sunday, February 3 at 2:00 p.m. in the Central Park Library Redwood Room.

Brian Castner completed three tours of duty in Iraq, serving as commander of an Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit for two. His “stunningly honest” book portrays the toll war takes on the fighting men and women, and his struggle with post-war anxieties and the effect on his family upon his return.  Brian will share with us his heartbreaking experiences, both in the field of war and at home. 

Everyone is encouraged to read the two Silicon Valley Reads authors. The other featured book is Minefields of the Heart, by Sue Diaz, which chronicles two deployments in Iraq by her son from the perspective of a mom on the home front. 

For more information about the free Silicon Valley Reads book talk, call Reference at 1-408-615-2900. Pick up a flyer listing all the special veterans-related events taking place at the Library in February and March. The program is co-sponsored by the Santa Clara City Library Foundation & Friends.

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