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February 19, 2013 > Book reading event

Book reading event

Submitted By Shubhangi Vaidya

Indian Business and Professional Women ( and India Community Center (, in affiliation with Silicon Valley Reads, presents our annual book reading event of 2013 at the India Community Center.

Minefields of the Heart by Sue Diaz is a tale of innocence lost, understanding gained, and hope reaffirmed. Ms. Diaz was an award-winning journalist and author whose work appeared in a variety of regional and national publications, including Newsweek, Reader?s Digest, Family Circle, Los Angeles Times, San Diego Union-Tribune, and the Christian Science Monitor. Then her son was called up to fight in Iraq. While he was serving two tours of duty in Iraq?s Triangle of Death, Sue wrote for the Monitor about war from the perspective of the home front. Those stories, nominated by the Monitor for a Pulitzer Prize, were the starting point for her book.

Minefields of the Heart explores the impact of war on the souls of those who fight and those who love them. But more than just a war story, Minefields of the Heart is also the story of a kid from a middle-class suburb coming into manhood in a distant, war-ravaged land, and of a son and a parent in the process of redefining their respective places in the world and their relationship to each other.

We are fortunate to have Ms. Diaz and panelists - Jana McBurney-Lin, Author of Blossoms and Bayonets and My Half of the Sky, and Rukhsana Khan, MD- Psychiatrist at the Veterans Administration (VA) - join us to discuss her book.

Book reading event
Sunday, Mar 17
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
India Community Center (ICC)
525 Los Coches St., Milpitas
RSVP to (seating is limited)

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