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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.

Art and Poetry Studied Together

"Slow Reading/Slow Seeing" runs through April 30 at the Berkeley Art Museum.

Music, Basketball, and Symbiotic Relationships

Celtic sounds, Steph Curry analysis, and animal tales to entertain the masses.

Microdosing Pays Off

Ayelet Waldman finds head space with a little LSD.

Paper Books Vs. eBooks

Would you trade your paper books for digital versions?

A Sit-Down with Mr. BART

Longtime flack Michael C. Healy talks trains, politics, and bagmen.

Must-Reads on the Middle East

Three books present different views on Syria, Iran, Iraq, and Turkey.