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Heather Pisani-Kristl

Posted: August 24th, 2018 | Books, Featured, La Mesa Reads | No Comments

By Heather Pisani-Kristl | La Mesa Reads Although real-life examples of amnesia are rare, sudden memory loss is a remarkably effective driver of plot in fiction and film. It’s terrifying to think of waking up after an accident, traumatic event, or illness, without a memory of who you are or what you’ve done. You might have […]

Highway stories

Posted: November 24th, 2017 | Arts & Entertainment, Books, Featured, Features, Profile | No Comments

By Sara Appel-Lennon

San Carlos resident Don Harrison believes there are Jewish stories everywhere.

To prove his point, Harrison recently wrote a book that recounts 70 Jewish stories culled from all 35 exits along Interstate 8 between Mission Bay and the Imperial County line, titled “77 Miles of Jewish Stories: History, Anecdotes, and Tales of Travel Along I-8”

Books that transport you

By Heather Pisani-Kristl | La Mesa Reads

I often joke that the library performs miracles, evidenced by the constant supply of forgotten canes and walking sticks in our lost-and-found department.

The library doesn’t actually make readers stride unaided into the next chapter of their lives, but we do provide such funny and absorbing books that customers often forget the troubles they arrived with. Below are some titles that will transport you to another time, place, and life.