This year, Silicon Valley Reads will be focusing on an important subject: the aftermath of war, the human impact on those who return and the people left behind.
It seems to me that in the past, the primary casualties of war were on the battlefield. We mourned our dead and dealt with the rehabilitation of our wounded. But the wars of this century have been different. I’m not sure that they have taken a greater psychological toll than any previous wars, or we are more aware of it.
I think it will make for both compelling reading and interesting discussions and I encourage all of you to take part.
The kickoff event will be Wednesday, January 30, at the Heritage Theater in Campbell. Both of the authors,Brian Castner and Sue Diaz, will be speaking at Books, Inc. in Palo Alto on Thursday, Feb. 1 at 7pm.
You can find out more about all the events planned for this year at http://www.siliconvalleyreads.org