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Books on Home Maintenance, Heartbreak, and Poetry

The Home Book, Master of Leaves, How a Mirage Works, and Up at Butternut Lake

Three new books: Afro-Vegan, Explosion Green, and Glitter and Glue

Three new books on cooking, building, and growing up.

Mati Rose McDonough Has a New Release

Oaklander Mati Rose McDonough uses her whimsical painting style in a new children's book, which will be released March 25, 2014.

Three new books: Afro-Vegan, Explosion Green, and Glitter and Glue

Three new books on cooking, building, and growing up.

Spies, Nervous Breakdowns, and Lots of Sex.

Three new book of interest to Bay Area readers.

Excerpt from Reaching for the Moon.

"I’m glad I’m alive!" Doris Louise Bailey, a teen in the Prohibition era, writes this over and over in her diaries after a life-threatening bout of scarlet fever. But it’s also an apt summation of how she lived in the years following her brush with death. Reaching for the Moon: More Diaries of a Roaring Twenties Teen (1927-1929) contains Doris’s true-life adventures, breaking rules and hearts along the way.

Free Little Libraries take off in the East Bay.

neighborhood was friendly, but full of so many different kinds of people—young students, working adults, retirees—that she sometimes felt there wasn’t much that united them as a community. So she built a library in her front yard.

New Books on Jack London, Alameda Artists, and Southeast Asia Travel

New books of interest to Bay Area readers.

Media Shelf

Mac and cheese lovers, listen up: This book by two recipe developers can turn your simple pasta-and-cheesy world upside down. Oakland-based Stephanie Stiavetti, the foodstress behind TheCulinaryLife.com, and Sacramento’s Garrett McCord of VanillaGarlic.com dive into the comfort zone of mac and cheese and turn the familiar into the extraordinary.