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Katy Butler Writes About Navigating the End of Life In Her New Book

In the The Art of Dying Well: A Practical Guide to a Good End of Life, author and Bay Area journalist Katy Butler pools her infinitely practical and deeply human expertise to coach people on the end of their lives.
April 11, 2019

New Releases from David Gans, Jonathan Kauffman, and Ian S. Port

Fans of the Grateful Dead, natural foods, and rock ’n’ roll have music and books to dig into this month.
March 26, 2019

Zambian Author Namwali Serpell Gains Recognition

The UC associate professor’s first novel, ‘The Old Drift,’ echoes the styles of Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Toni Morrison.
March 11, 2019

Tom Barbash’s ‘The Dakota Winters’ Is a Winner of a Book

The Marin writer uses jokes, celebrities, historical events, and events on the streets of New York to create a book you wish would never end.
February 27, 2019

Mike Chen Brings Sci-Fi and Literature Together

The Palo Alto author’s debut novel, ‘Hear and Now and Then,’ is a contemporary sci-fi adventure story with a literary bent.
February 19, 2019

Good News for Ursula K. Le Guin Fans

An expanded and more complete edition of Always Going Home releases as the bio doc Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin makes screening rounds, further elevating her posthumous reputation.
February 5, 2019

Pop-Up Magazine’s Winter Issue Revealed at the Paramount

It’s a major media pop culture mash-up with a huge cast of talent spanning The New York Times and Slate to Texas Monthly and The New York Review of Books.
February 1, 2019

Michael Lewis Takes on the Trump Administration

Readers will be horrified about how inept the president’s appointments to major agencies have been.
January 15, 2019

New Releases From Mike Bond, Kathy Wang, and Kathy Kallick

Bond tries poetry, Wang debuts a novel, and Kallick sings bluegrass.
January 10, 2019

Octavio Solis Recalls Life Along the Border in 50 Short Stories

The prominent Latino playwright catalogues growing up conflicted in his debut memoir.
January 8, 2019