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Finding Courage Through a Kyoto Apprenticeship

A local gardener charts her journey through Japanese gardening traditions.

Jazz Duets, Trail Running, and a Famous Thespian

Music, a manual, and a biography are up this month.

Shades of Gray

Marissa Moss shares the journey through ALS.

Do Good Anyway and Always

Annie Lammott acknowledges truth about life and ourselves that isn’t easy to swallow.

Django, Kamau, and the Cornish Capital

Music and memoirs round out the new releases.

When Option A Is Unavailable

"Option B" by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant is not a fairy tale or filled with false hope and shining horizons.

Forgotten Pasts and Baseball Lore

Favorite summer pastimes—exploring the Bay Area outdoors or experiencing ecstasy and exasperation at Oakland A’s baseball games—are enriched by two new books from local authors.

Bits of Noir and the ABCs

Sinister sounds, crime yarns, and uplifting imagery define this month’s picks.

Contemplating Attachment and Separation

Shanthi Sekaran’s “Lucky Boy” tackles complex issues.

Telling It Straight in Essays

Rebecca Solnit's new book of essays investigates the obstacles and opportunities for women and other marginalized people.