Culture Report: Three Remarkable June Debut Books From Local Writers

Karen Stefano writer
San Diego-based author Karen Stefano reading / Photo courtesy of Karen Stefano

San Diego writers are crushing it lately, and here are three hot new releases (two on the same day!) from three San Diego writers.

‘What A Body Remembers’: A memoir of assault by Karen Stefano

What A Body Remembers by Karen Stefano book cover
“What a Body Remembers” by Karen Stefano. / Image courtesy of Rare Bird Books

Several years ago, Karen Stefano had settled into her life as a criminal defense lawyer in San Diego, but 30 years earlier was a victim herself. A violent, random attempted crime in 1984 while she was a student at UC Berkeley left Stefano riddled with fear, doubt and distrust.

Stefano is a gifted writer, critic, literary podcast host, interviewer and lawyer raised — and based — in San Diego. Though “What A Body Remembers” (Rare Bird Books) is her memoir debut, it’s her third book; her book of short stories, “The Secret Games of Words” was released in 2015, and a…

Original published: 2019-06-11 22:06:48 Read the full San Diego News here


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