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Treasure Valley Reads – Tomás Baiza

Book in front of flowers at Albertsons Library

Idaho Center for the Book at Albertsons Library invites the campus and community to join Tomás Baiza, director of the Advising and Academic Support Center, for a reading and discussion of his debut novel “Delivery: A Pocho’s Accidental Guide to College, Love, and Pizza Delivery.” Baiza will be in conversation with Dora Ramírez, Professor of Sociology and director of the Ethnic Studies program at 1:00 pm on Tuesday May 21st on the first floor of the Library.

“Delivery” was named a 2024 Treasure Valley Reads featured title in April. The event at Albertsons Library is one in a series of community events culminating in the keynote program on June 9th at the Boise Depot. Each event encourages participants to come together and “learn and experience something new, be creative, and share ideas about the themes in the book.”

About the Book

All Daniel Corriente wants is to escape his past and be “normal,” but as he enters his senior year in college, he must face the past traumas that have made him who he is. During his journey, Dani will find himself at the intersections of seemingly conflicting identities…If he has any hope of finding himself, Dani must ultimately answer the question posed by one of his customers-a question that haunts him at every turn: ¿Qué tipo de persona quieres ser? What kind of person do you want to be?

“In this debut literary novel, a pizza-slinging Mexican American college student tries to outrun the layered traumas of his past…the author manages to display many talents, particularly his ability to find the emotional nuances in the midst of life’s messiness.” -Kirkus Reviews

Tomas Baiza, author photo.
Tomás Baiza