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Rad Women, Deep Cover, and a Filipino Folktale

Three books from authors explore feminists, the CIA, and folk fantasy.

Rollicking Chabonesque Historical Fiction Awaits

The Berkeley writer’s latest is an angry work, but readers will remember more than that.

Telling Secrets

Michael Chabon’s latest memoir traces its roots to his grandfather.

Mashing Up Verse and Gastronomy

The Food Poet, Oakland resident Annelies Zijderveld, finds her niche in photographic food poems.

Dehydration, Sea Foraging, and Guns

Recipes, tricks of the trade, and a heartbreaking story round up the new releases.

Dancing on the Day of the Dead

"Luna Mexicana" mixes folkloric and Mexican music with ballet at the Paramount.

Head for the Hills

Dave Eggers' newest novel, "Heroes of the Frontier," might make you consider renting an RV.

Continuing the Black Panther Party Conversation

Just as comic books saved graphic novelist Alan Clark’s life, "The Black Panther Party for Self Defense" may provide a lifeline to another kid.

Story Elements that Echo After You Turn the Final Page

Yaa Gyasi’s latest, "Homegoing," is certain to be on someone’s read-it list. It’s on ours.

Chinaka Hodge Filters Life Through Hip-Hop

"Dated Emcees," the Oakland poet and playwright’s new book, expresses her views with a hip-hop perspective on societal phenomenon from rape and race to death and truth.