One City, One Book

I got some great news this week. The City of Agoura Hills has selected me and my novel LOST HILLS as their 2021 ONE CITY, ONE BOOK / AUTHOR. That means the local libaries, schools, etc. will be encouraging everyone to read the book and to come to City Hall on Sept 30th to see me in conversation, buy a copy of my book if they haven’t already…and get their copies signed. Past honorees include Michael Connelly and Dick Van Dyke. 


Their press release goes into more details:

Each year, the city of Agoura Hills participates in the One City One Book national literacy program
designed to stimulate reading through group book discussions and other related activities. The
community read is sponsored by the City of Agoura Hills, Friends of the Library, the Los Angeles
County Library—Agoura Hills Cultural Arts Council, and the Las Virgenes Unified School District.

“Lost Hills’ is a gripping story with twists and turns that take place on the very streets of our local
community. I especially love the tenacity of the detective and could picture myself riding past so
many familiar places and, typical when I read a book I love, I didn’t want the story to end,” said
Agoura Hills Mayor Denis Weber, who added he is a veracious reader and Goldberg is one of his
favorite authors.

The city is hosting “An Evening with the Author – Lee Goldberg” on Thursday, September 30,
2021, at the Agoura Hills Event and Recreation Center, 29900 Ladyface Court, Agoura Hills, CA
91301. The author will also be available for book signings. Registration will begin starting August
1, 2021 at Admission is free, but registration is required; space is limited.
For updated information on One City One Book 2021 events, call 818-597-7361 or visit the
website. For more information about the One City, One Book literary program, contact Amy Brink, Director of Community Services at (818) 597-7361 or email

7 thoughts on “One City, One Book”

  1. This is very cool.
    Lost Hills is the first of your books I have read.
    It’s a fantastic read and I have Bone Canyon in my reading queue … just need to finish up a 10 book series about Corwin … from Amber.

  2. That is great and I like as many do love a sense of place within novels, so iconic Los Angeles and with thrillers and detectives. I do believe with your book in schools especially you help develop future writers and readers as I dunno, they are simply enjoyable reads…

  3. Lost Hills was the first book of yours I read. I’m sure the residents of Agoura Hills will appreciate reading it, especially since they can identify with so much of the setting. Congratulations on the book being selected as the city read. I live in Florida and although I’ve been to LA a few times, I wasn’t familiar with the exact area in which Lost Hills takes place. I developed a sense of that place from reading your book. While I read, I used search engines, Google Maps and Wikipedia to actually see and learn more about the specific places mentioned in your novel. If someone wants to gain a further understanding and sense of a place, they should read a good mystery that is set there!


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