Melanie Peters and host Scott Paulson discussed the recently chosen One Book One San Diego books.
“The Great Believers” by Rebecca Makkai was chosen for adult readers,
“The Crossover” by Kwame Alexander for young adults,
“Dreamers” by Yuyi Morales for children,
and “Éramos unos niños” by Patti Smith for readers of Spanish.
Melanie discussed the WWI novel “The Care and Management of Lies”, by Jacqueline Winspear and she asked Scott read a World War I poem: “Dulce et Decorum Est” by Wilfred Owen
As the solstice is soon upon us, Melanie read an end-of-summer poem: “When Summer’s End is Nighing” by Alfred E. Housman.
News of the 2109 Toy Piano Festival was relayed, as was the 30th anniversary of the chimes atop UC San Diego’s Geisel Library.
Melanie’s name was turned into a musical motif and performed on melodica.
In a very welcome encore: Liam Flynn’s newest Sweatpants Universe saga was read aloud.