Cuesta College Book of the Year 2015
Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers
A novel written by a veteran of the war in Iraq, The Yellow Birds is the harrowing story of two young soldiers trying to stay alive.
"The war tried to kill us in the spring." So begins this powerful account of friendship and loss. In Al Tafar, Iraq, twenty-one-year old Private Bartle and eighteen-year-old Private Murphy cling to life as their platoon launches a bloody battle for the city. Bound together since basic training when Bartle makes a promise to bring Murphy safely home, the two have been dropped into a war neither is prepared for.
Kevin Powers will be appearing March 26 at Cuesta College Performing Arts Center 5-7pm for an author in conversation event plus a book signing. Parking is free in lot 2. Tickets will be available through the CPAC website February 1, 2015. $5 General admission, free for veteranas and students: http://www.cpactickets.cuesta.edu
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Kevin Powers: Save the date postcard (pdf)
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Thank you to all who attended our fundraiser! Cuesta Friends of the Library presents Christina Baker Kline, author of Orphan Train, speaking November 4th at the Cuesta College Performing Arts Center.
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Book of the Year is a program of the Academic Senate of Cuesta College and theSLO County Public Library SLO Reads Program. Sponsored by Cuesta College Friends of the Library, San Luis Obispo County Library, and the Cuesta College Cultural Diversity and Student Equity Committee