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Author Reading and Book Signing
Thursday, November 3 at 7 P.M

at the Broomfield Auditorium


“Offers a brilliantly agonizing setup....[An] exceptional novel.”—The New York Times

“Pulses with vitality, pumped with the life breath of human sin and love" -USA Today

“With wit, empathy and a page-turning plot, the novel stirs ethical questions . . . that the author rightly refuses to answer. Sekaran has written a tender, artful story of the bravery of loving in the face of certain grief" - San Francisco Chronicle

"A superbly crafted and engrossing novel" - Kirkus Review

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Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran

Lucky Boy presents two very different American stories, tied together by the fate of a child. When Soli Castro-Valdez leaves her small Mexican village for the United States, she endures the difficult journey but arrives pregnant and undocumented. Meanwhile, Kavya Reddy, whose parents immigrated to the US from India, is living a more peaceful life with her husband in Berkeley. Unable to have a child, Kavya becomes a foster parent and when Soli winds up in immigrant detention, her son Ignacio winds up with Kavya. But the story has just begun


Shanthi Sekaran teaches creative writing at California College of the Arts, and is a member of the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto. She is the author of The Prayer Room and her work has appeared in the New York Times, Best New American Voices, and Canteen, as well as online at Zyzzyva and Mutha Magazine. A California native, she lives in Berkeley with her husband and two children. Lucky Boy is her second novel.

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