Category: Literature

‘Golden State’ an evocative story about a mother in crisis

“The Golden State,” an impressive and insightful debut novel by San Francisco writer Lydia Kiesling, is a book about motherhood,…

4 weeks ago

Activists unite for change at YBCA 100 Summit

For each one of the 100 people and organizations being honored at the 2018 YBCA 100 Summit in San Francisco,…

3 months ago

Oakland’s urban Indians come to life in exquisite ‘There There’

Tommy Orange’s “There There” is a Bay Area bestseller for a reason. The exquisitely wrought novel tells the story of…

3 months ago

Hearst’s journal Alta celebrates first anniversary

Publishing the debut issue of the Journal of Alta California in October 2017, William R. Hearst III opened California’s literary…

3 months ago

Hundreds of authors on tap for 19th SF Litquake

There is astounding quality and quantity (including free or $5 and $10 events) in San Francisco’s 10-day Litquake 2018 festival.…

4 months ago

‘Now I’m Here’ a novel inspired by Queen’s music

San Francisco author Jim Provenzano’s new fifth novel “Now I’m Here” was more than a decade in the making. “I’ve…

4 months ago

‘Drunken Tree’ a powerful novel about growing up in violent Bogotá

“Fruit of the Drunken Tree,” a riveting new novel by talented Bay Area writer Ingrid Rojas Contreras, is a powerful…

4 months ago

‘Pause Breathe Smile’ a nifty primer on mindfulness

San Francisco author and longtime Zen practitioner Gary Gach had a goal during the five years it took him to…

5 months ago