Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Author and Veteran Karl Marlantes to Speak on the Experience of War

Author Karl Marlantes will be at the Visalia Veterans Memorial Building on October 9, 2014, at 10:30 am to discuss his book, What is it Like to Go to War and to answer questions.

Marlantes is a Vietnam veteran, a Rhodes Scholar and the author of the New York Times best-selling novel Matterhorn. His book, What is it Like to Go to War, has received much reader and critical acclaim since its publication in 2011 and has frequently been cited by veterans as the work that best expresses their experience.

The book has been selected by Cal Humanities as the community read for its "War Comes Home" initiative. Focusing on the veteran experience, this initiative aims to increase public understanding and empathy for those who have served, as well as to spark a public conversation on how best we can support the process of reincorporating our veterans into the fabric of civilian life.

The Tulare County Library has organized several programs and events in conjunction with this state-wide initiative. For more information, go to tclwarcomeshome.blogspot.com, or contact Carol Beers at 559-713-2700.