books

SFUSD aims to increase literacy in schools

Thousands of donated books made their way Wednesday to a Castro district…

 

App promises good book tips from respected authors

A common question asked of authors by people at bookstore signings and…

 

‘Diver’s Clothes’ an intriguing tale of changing identity

High anxiety appealingly fuels every page of San Francisco’s writer Vendela Vida’s…

 

Marian Palaia’s ‘Given World’ captures life’s unpredictability

Finding peace is a little like going to war in Marian Palaia’s…

Bengie Molina comes to terms with dad in memoir

Life is hard, mastering the game of Major League Baseball is harder,…

Nigel Barker celebrates his Asian Pacific heritage

Fashion photographer Nigel Barker has worked with some of the world's most…

‘Cross of Thorns’ details brutality of California’s missions

School students and tourists may have a romantic vision of California’s missions…

‘Map of Perceptions’ has lovely views of The City

San Francisco’s architecture is often celebrated for its loveliness – no more…

Tenderloin students make waves with poetry

Eighth graders at De Marillac Academy, an extraordinary Catholic school in San…

Michelle Tea details major life changes in new book

San Francisco's Michelle Tea is a goddess. She's also a writer and…

‘Grace Revealed’ goes on personal and historical explorations

Mixing spirituality and history, Bay Area writer Greg Archer’s new book “Grace…

History books showcase S.F.’s lesser known neighborhoods

Two local authors take different approaches in handsome new Arcadia Publishing books…

WritersCorps celebrates 20 years of changing lives

WritersCorps, a program that teaches creative writing to young people to help…

A loving look S.F.’s pre-festival outside lands

“Gone but not forgotten” is the theme of “Growing Up in San…

'Rad American Women' spells out feminism for kids

History books come in all sizes, but few include enough stories of…

David Vann takes less tragic turn in ‘Aquarium’

Novelist David Vann calls “Aquarium” – his new book about fish that…

ACT’s Carey Perloff celebrates a life in theater

In her work as a producer, stage director, playwright and arts advocate,…

Lesbians, S.F. star in fun pulp-fiction books

Two sapphic San Francisco stories by local lesbians pay homage to classic…

Soprano Deborah Voigt tells all in memoir

Throughout her career, dramatic soprano Deborah Voigt has taken on some of…

Second Harper Lee novel to be published in July

"To Kill a Mockingbird" will not be Harper Lee's only published book…