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Anna Yen’s Debut Novel Reads Like Her Own Life

The plot and characters resemble a barely altered page ripped from Yen’s real life.
April 12, 2018

Cops, Blues, and Family Dynamics

Two novels and a blues CD release capture bits and pieces of the East Bay landscape.
April 05, 2018

Birds, Natural Wonders, and Foot-Tapping Tunes

Two guides and choro music inform the mind this month.
March 16, 2018

Eggers Considers Coffee, Yemen, and the American Dream

March 01, 2018

Oakland Lawyer Jasmine Guillory Writes a Romance Novel

Her debut novel, The Wedding, features Alexa, who is black, making her a rare person of color in the overwhelmingly white world of romance novels.
February 08, 2018

Fond of the Latest From Le Guin and Corrigan

February 02, 2018

Manifest Destiny, the East Bay Hills, and Show Business

Revisiting the Donner Party, East Bay hills history, and Tom Heyman.
January 19, 2018

Mostly Hits in Hanks’ Collection

January 15, 2018

Surprised by the End Results

Isabel Allende’s route from start to finish is a circuitous one in her books, including her latest.
January 12, 2018

Arash Bayatmakou Shifts Paradigms On Spinal Injuries

Berkeley writer and entrepreneur writes a book and starts a nonprofit to change recovery expectations for spinal injury sufferers.
January 05, 2018