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2015 One City One Book

The 2015 One City One Book selection is “Yes, Chef : A Memoir” by Marcus Samuelsson with Veronica Chambers. The book is Samuelsson’s “love letter to food and family in all its manifestations”.  In it he recalls growing up as an adopted Ethiopian child in a Swedish family and recounts his journey to worldwide acclaim at the forefront of the New York […]

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Previous Selections

2014 To pay homage to Walnut Creek’s farming and ranching roots, 2014’s One City One Book program was John Steinbeck’s The Pastures of Heaven. First published in 1932, The Pastures of Heaven is a short story cycle comprising 12 interconnected stories about a small, beautiful agrarian valley — similar to Walnut Creek in the early 1900s — located near Salinas […]

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