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Silicon Valley Reads 2018 No Matter What: Caring, Coping, Compassion

Rachel Khong and Mark Lukach bring together the stories of two families that found renewed love and commitment after being thrust into caregiving roles. Khong’s novel, Goodbye, Vitamin, chronicles the life of a young women who returns home to care for her father who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Lukach’s memoir, My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward, is about his wife’s experience with mental illness. Together, Khong and Lukach look at the role of caregivers and how it often takes a community to tackle life’s most challenging situations.


Presented by the Santa Clara County Library District, the San José Public Library, the Santa Clara County Office of Education and De Anza College

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Rachel Khong

Author, Goodbye, Vitamin

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Mark Lukach

Author, My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward

Sal Pizarro

Columnist, The Mercury News—Moderator