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Authors with a San Diego connection offer exciting reads this winter



by Dean Nelson

Interviewing is the single most important way journalists (and, really, all of us) get information. Yet to many, the perfect interview feels more like luck than skill—a
rare confluence of rapport, topic and timing. Great interviews aren’t the result of serendipity and intuition, but rather the result of careful planning and good journalistic habits. Journalist Dean Nelson is here to show you how to nail the perfect interview every time. 

Chock full of comprehensive, time-tested, gold-standard advice, Talk to Me is an indispensable guide to the subtle art of the interview guaranteed to afford readers the skills and confidence they need the next time they say, “Talk to me.”

by Eric Topol

Medicine has become inhuman, to disastrous effect. The doctor-patient relationship—the heart of medicine—is broken: doctors are too distracted and overwhelmed
to truly connect with their patients, and medical errors and misdiagnoses abound. In Deep Medicine, leading physician Eric Topol reveals how artificial intelligence can help. By freeing physicians from the tasks that interfere with human connection,
AI will create space for the real healing that takes place between a doctor who can listen and a patient who needs to be heard.


by Karen Thompson Walker

One night in an isolated college town in the hills of Southern California, a first-year student stumbles into her dorm room, falls asleep—and doesn’t wake up. She sleeps through the morning, into the evening. Her roommate, Mei, cannot rouse her. Neither can the paramedics, nor the perplexed doctors at the hospital. When a second girl falls asleep, and then a third, Mei finds herself thrust together with an eccentric classmate as panic takes hold of the college and spreads to the town. Those affected by the illness, doctors discover, are displaying unusual levels of brain activity, higher than has ever been recorded before. They are dreaming heightened dreams—but of what?

by Kate Quinn

Historical fiction writer Kate Quinn’s most recent book follows a battle-haunted English journalist, Ian Graham, who abandons writing to become a Nazi hunter and Nina Markova, a Russian female bomber pilot who gambles everything to wreak havoc on Hitler’s eastern front. Fierce, disciplined Ian must join forces with brazen, cocksure Nina, the only witness to escape the Huntress alive. But a shared secret could derail their mission, unless Ian and Nina force themselves to confront it.

Meet the Author and get your book signed…

Karen Thompson Walker, The Dreamers, January 17, 7:30 p.m.
Dean Nelson, Talk to Me, February 11, 7:30 p.m.
Kate Quinn, The Huntress, February 26, 7:30 p.m.
Eric Topol, Deep Medicine, March 26, 7:30 p.m.

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