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Two Books Ignite Imagination

Think of 'Compass of the Ephemeral' and 'Whose Story Is This' as wild fires, but in the sense as igniting imagination.
October 10, 2019

Writer Elaine Beal Connects With Place

The Oakland author plumbs her past and present surroundings to fuel her fiction and nonfiction.
September 24, 2019

Paul Brekke-Miesner Talks A’s, Warriors, and Raiders

One of The Town’s original sports junkies, Paul Brekke-Miesner has his finger on the pulse of Oakland sports.
August 28, 2019

Heroes Emerge From the SF Chinatown Sex Trade

Julia Flynn Siler’s new book recounts the heroic acts of Donaldina Cameron and Tien Fun Wu at the turn of the 20th century.
August 19, 2019

New Short Stories, a 4-Song EP, and a Chefs’ Cookbook

Enjoy storytelling with a flair by Juan Alvarado Valdivia, confessional rock by Christopher Danzig, and delicious recipes from Bay Area chefs from Carolyn Jung.
August 13, 2019

Shanthi Sekaran, an East Bay Belletristic Star

From Jack London to Gertrude Stein to Michael Chabon, the East Bay has a rich literary history and present. Meet Shanthi Sekaran.
August 13, 2019

Folktronica, Plums, and Relationships

Hear new music by Frank Harris & Maria Marquez and read Ruth Reichel’s memoir and Robyn Carr’s romance novel.
July 09, 2019

Ken Korach Describes What He Sees

The Oakland A’s radio guy has a new book out with Susan Slusser that’s full of A’s lore. FB:
June 27, 2019

Hit the Road With ‘Hoppy Trails’

From Yellow Pear Press with assistance from the California Craft Brewery Association, this book explores 40 NorCal breweries.
June 21, 2019

Ticks, Golden State, and Musical Artistry

Kris Newby spins a conspiratorial tale about Lyme disease in Bitten; Marcus Thompson II goes deep on Kevin Durant in KD; and Barbara Higbie presents music for healing and renewal.
June 19, 2019