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Rad Women, Deep Cover, and a Filipino Folktale

Three books from authors explore feminists, the CIA, and folk fantasy.
December 13, 2016

Rollicking Chabonesque Historical Fiction Awaits

The Berkeley writer’s latest is an angry work, but readers will remember more than that.
November 29, 2016

Telling Secrets

Michael Chabon’s latest memoir traces its roots to his grandfather.
November 29, 2016

Mashing Up Verse and Gastronomy

The Food Poet, Oakland resident Annelies Zijderveld, finds her niche in photographic food poems.
November 08, 2016

Dehydration, Sea Foraging, and Guns

Recipes, tricks of the trade, and a heartbreaking story round up the new releases.
November 03, 2016

Dancing on the Day of the Dead

"Luna Mexicana" mixes folkloric and Mexican music with ballet at the Paramount.
October 25, 2016

Head for the Hills

Dave Eggers' newest novel, "Heroes of the Frontier," might make you consider renting an RV.
October 18, 2016

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.
October 06, 2016

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.
September 27, 2016

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.
September 12, 2016