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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

The I’s Have It

Sci-fi genius Robert Silverberg keeps cranking out books.
December 27, 2017

Motivated Writing to Motivate Writers

December 15, 2017

Yippies, Ukuleles, and Rad Women

A biography, a solo debut, and an empowerment journal deserve attention.
December 08, 2017

Books for At-Home Chefs

New cookbooks demystify Burmese flavors, holiday cookies, and vegan dishes.
November 21, 2017