News Release News Release The City of Palo Alto
Communications Department
250 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301


PRESS RELEASE 02/15/2008
Subject :

The Library Presents "In Conversation with Bo Caldwell"
Contact : Sylvia Baker, Supervising Librarian    650-329-2620
Palo Alto, CA – The Palo Alto City Library proudly presents the final program in its series of events celebrating Silicon Valley Reads: The Distant Land of My Father, by Bo Caldwell. In Conversation with Bo Caldwell is a personal appearance by the novel’s author.

  • Date: Sunday, February 24
  • Time: 3:00 p.m.
  • Location: Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road

Bo Caldwell grew up in southern California, attended Stanford University and has lived in the Bay Area for many years. Her debut novel, The Distant Land of My Father, opens in Shanghai in 1937 and is the story of a wealthy American couple and their daughter. The outbreak of war forces the mother and daughter to return to Los Angeles, but the father refuses to leave. It is only after many years that the daughter, Anna, learns her father’s true history. This program, like the others in the series, is free.

For more information about Palo Alto City Library’s Silicon Valley Reads events, visit the Library’s Web site at or call the Library at 650-329-2436 and select the option for the Reference Desk.

This is the sixth year of the Silicon Valley Reads program, co-sponsored by the Santa Clara County Office of Education, the Santa Clara County Library and the San Jose Public Library Foundation. Visit for more information about Silicon Valley Reads and this year’s selection. The Friends of the Palo Alto Library has generously provided funding for the programs.