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Spring Author Talk Events

Carlsbad City Library is hosting two spring Author Talk events in March and April. Admission is free. Seating is first come, first served.

At a Glance 

Author Talk event details are listed below. 

Saturday, March 24, 2 – 3 p.m.
Shilpi Somaya Gowda
Carlsbad City Library, Schulman Auditorium, 1775 Dove Lane

Join us as we delve into Shilpi's latest novel, The Golden Son, an unforgettable story of family, responsibility, love, honor, tradition and identity, in which two childhood friends—a young doctor and a newly married bride—must balance the expectations of their culture and families with the desires of their own hearts. Drawing from personal experience and extensive research, Shilpi will enlighten the audience on how she was inspired to write her novel.

The Golden Son, Shilpi's second novel, is an international bestseller, a USA Today bestseller and a Target Book Club Pick. Screen rights have been optioned to Conquering Lion Pictures.

Sunday, April 15, 2 – 3 p.m.
Susan Meissner
Georgina Cole Library, Community Room, 1250 Carlsbad Village Drive

Join us as we celebrate Susan’s most anticipated novel yet, As Bright as Heaven, the compelling story of a mother and her daughters who find themselves in a harsh world not of their making, which will either crush their resolve to survive or purify. With her signature research skills, Susan uncovers a rarely-explored part of history: the 1918 Spanish Flu Epidemic. During this event, Susan will not only explore the devastation the world felt in the midst of the epidemic, but also the incredible strength that this kind of horror brings about in women and mothers when they must do whatever it takes to protect their families.

Each program will include a discussion with the authors followed by a book signing.

More Information

Author Talk events are presented in partnership with Adventures by the Book. The March event is made possible by the Carlsbad Library and Arts Foundation’s Robert H. Gartner Cultural Endowment. The April event is made possible by the Friends of the Carlsbad Library.

For more information

For more information, contact the Carlsbad City Library at 760-602-2049, librarian@carlsbadca.gov or 760-602-2026


March 8, 2018