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Kelly Corrigan Spreads Words Coast to Coast

As Notes & Words approaches, the Piedmont fundraiser, podcaster, and New York Times best-selling author is learning how to say yes and no.
May 8, 2018

Bay Area Book Festival Is in April This Year

More than 200 authors come to Berkeley for the Bay Area Book Fest. This year, the theme targets restorative literature and includes more involvement from UC Berkeley.
April 24, 2018

Dr. Seuss Gets Sinister

His Technicolor fantasy tale features the tyrannical Dr. Terwilliker.
April 17, 2018

Anna Yen’s Debut Novel Reads Like Her Own Life

The plot and characters resemble a barely altered page ripped from Yen’s real life.
April 12, 2018

Cops, Blues, and Family Dynamics

Two novels and a blues CD release capture bits and pieces of the East Bay landscape.
April 5, 2018

Birds, Natural Wonders, and Foot-Tapping Tunes

Two guides and choro music inform the mind this month.
March 16, 2018

Eggers Considers Coffee, Yemen, and the American Dream

March 1, 2018

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 8, 2018

Fond of the Latest From Le Guin and Corrigan

February 2, 2018

Manifest Destiny, the East Bay Hills, and Show Business

Revisiting the Donner Party, East Bay hills history, and Tom Heyman.
January 19, 2018