Silicon Valley Reads Book Talk: Julia Keller, Back Home and A Killing in the Hills
Silicon Valley Reads 2013 focuses on the “invisible wounds of war.” Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Julia Keller wrote a series of articles about traumatic brain injury for the Chicago Tribune in 2004, and became more aware of American soldiers returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan with invisible wounds of war. This background inspired Julia Keller to write Back Home, a novel for grades 5-8, that describes one family’s reaction when Dad returns home form war with physical and brain injuries. Julia will talk about how and why she wrote this book—and also will answer questions about her most recent book, A Killing in the Hills, a mystery novel for adults.
For more information about this free Silicon Valley Reads author event, stop by the Reference Desk or call 1-408-615-2900.