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

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

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Soprano Deborah Voigt tells all in memoir

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

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Second Harper Lee novel to be published in July

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

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COURTESY PHOTOPolitical columnist Roger Cohen talks about his memoir “The Girl From Human Street” at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco.

Roger Cohen's Jewish family history complex, political

Coinciding with headlines about the new rise of antisemitism in France and…

COURTESY PHOTOPolitical columnist Roger Cohen talks about his memoir “The Girl From Human Street” at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco.
COURTESY  PHOTOMarie Kondo links joy and tidiness in her best-selling book.

Consultant Marie Kondo cleans up with book on decluttering

Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo has written a powerful book about getting…

COURTESY  PHOTOMarie Kondo links joy and tidiness in her best-selling book.
COURTESY  PHOTOBerkeley’s most famous publisher is celebrated in an eclectic new book.

‘Heyday of Malcolm Margolin’ a fun, feisty history

“The Heyday of Malcolm Margolin: The Damn Good Times of a Fiercely…

COURTESY  PHOTOBerkeley’s most famous publisher is celebrated in an eclectic new book.
COURTESY  PHOTOSab Francisco teacher Saeeda Hafiz’s engrossing memoir is “The Healing: A Memoir of Food

S.F. teacher makes nutritional, spiritual transformation

To meet Saeeda Hafiz, a poised, funny, self-assured teacher for San Francisco…

COURTESY  PHOTOSab Francisco teacher Saeeda Hafiz’s engrossing memoir is “The Healing: A Memoir of Food
COURTESY  PHOTO"San Francisco Neon: Survivors and Lost Icons" celebrates The City's neon signs with color photos.

Lush photography book illuminates S.F.’s neon history

The City’s neon is slowly disappearing, according to creators of the new…

COURTESY  PHOTO"San Francisco Neon: Survivors and Lost Icons" celebrates The City's neon signs with color photos.
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Books commemorate 1915 Panama–Pacific expo

The 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition celebrated the completion of the Panama Canal…

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Handsome volume celebrates 30 years of SFJAZZ

San Francisco has long been a mecca for jazz, from ragtime and…

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Glide history revealed in ‘Beyond the Possible’

Most San Franciscans know their organization, if not their names and their…

‘Silent Voices’ sheds light on homeless

Dr. Robert Okin, former chief of psychiatry at San Francisco General Hospital,…

COURTESY  PHOTOLit Crawl packed in patrons at the Beauty Bar in 2007.

A few highlights from Litquake 2014

LITQUAKE 2014 San Francisco’s literary festival features more than 800 authors at…

COURTESY  PHOTOLit Crawl packed in patrons at the Beauty Bar in 2007.
COURTESY  PHOTONicholson Baker is among the authors lined up for the 15th Litquake festival

Bookish Nicholson Baker graces Litquake

For best-selling author Nicholson Baker, the creative fuel for his latest book,…

COURTESY  PHOTONicholson Baker is among the authors lined up for the 15th Litquake festival
COURTESY  PHOTO"Shopping for the Real You" offers down-to-earth fashion advice for women of all ages

‘Shopping for the Real You’ serves up fun, real-life fashion tips

When Andrea Pflaumer sums up her experience writing and publishing a fashion…

COURTESY  PHOTO"Shopping for the Real You" offers down-to-earth fashion advice for women of all ages
Looking at Art

‘Looking at Art’ a photo book with wit, power

The beautiful book “Looking at Art, The Art of Looking” is actually…

Looking at Art
Freedom Rider Diary by Carol Ruth Silver

Silver recalls quest for justice in ‘Freedom Rider Diary’

“And why not me? I have no excuse for not going.” So…

Freedom Rider Diary by Carol Ruth Silver
COURTESY RANDEE ST. NICHOLASMiranda Lambert is touring to promote her sixth album “Platinum.”

Lesbian marriage guide helpful for all couples

Here comes the guide. On the first anniversary of California’s legalization of…

COURTESY RANDEE ST. NICHOLASMiranda Lambert is touring to promote her sixth album “Platinum.”
Courtesy photoNovelist Joshua Mohr appears at “Less Than Zero

Litquake pays tribute to Brat Pack authors

You are not the kind of reader who would be at a…

Courtesy photoNovelist Joshua Mohr appears at “Less Than Zero
AP Photo/Archie ComicsThis photo provided by Archie Comics shows Archie in his final moments of life in a scene from the comic book

Archie to be shot saving gay friend in comic book

Archie Andrews will die taking a bullet for his gay best friend.…

AP Photo/Archie ComicsThis photo provided by Archie Comics shows Archie in his final moments of life in a scene from the comic book