As part of the Silicon Valley Reads program, Gayle Greene, Ph.D., is scheduled to discuss her book “Missing Persons” 7:30-9 p.m. Feb. 20 in the Orchard Room of the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.
“Missing Persons” is a memoir of Greene’s search for herself when she suddenly becomes the last living member of her family. A region undergoing unsettling changes from Santa Clara Valley to Silicon Valley forms the backdrop of her attempts to untangle her knotty family history, which intersects with growing gap between rich and poor.
Greene is professor emerita at Scripps College in Claremont. She has written widely on Shakespeare and published several books on contemporary women’s fiction and feminist theory.
Silicon Valley Reads is an annual program that selects books focused on a contemporary theme and offers free events throughout Santa Clara County to engage the public in reading, thinking about and discussing the topic. This year’s theme is “Finding Identity in Family History.”
For more information, visit sccl.org/svr.