Author C.L. Hoang to speak Nov. 15 at Solana Beach Library

C.L. Hoang, author of the award-winning “Once Upon a Mulberry Field,” will be at the Solana Beach library at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15.

Hoang was born and raised in South Vietnam and came to the United States in the 1970s. He graduated from UC Berkeley, and works as an electronic engineer, with 11 patents to his name to date.

“Once Upon a Mulberry Field,” a love story set at the height of the Vietnam War, is his first novel. Retired U.S. Navy Capt. Dave Carey, a former POW in the “Hanoi Hilton,” says: “Through a unique insider’s view, this intriguing novel gives the reader a close-up look at personal aspects of the war. Mr. Hoang has captured that turbulent chapter in the U.S. and South Vietnam history.”

Vietnamese refreshments will be served. This program is part of the California Reads, War Comes Home program. The library is at 157 Stevens Ave.; call 858-755-1404.