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Dec 2, 2013
This installment: stories set in the Northwest; a memoir rooted in Alaska; three sisters at odds; a magical Gaiman tale; a very Jewish novel; and one that straddles Ghana and the States. ...
Nov 25, 2013
This installment:  an assistant to a difficult Parisian photographer gets in over her head; a father takes off spontaneously with baby in tow (uh oh); new novellas by Jim Harrison; woes of the...
Nov 18, 2013
This installment: an intense, fraught friendship between girls; the witty tale of an international newspaper; a delightful DVD about disability; a meaty, absurd novel from China; brilliant short...
Nov 12, 2013
This installment: a blocked and haunted Scandinavian writer; a cross-cultural novel (India/America); personal essays, each a gem; very Olde England via Crace; a magnificent, obscure Bad Girl memoir...
Nov 4, 2013
This installment: a nonfiction account of being stalked; a touching French-Canadian DVD; the latest film by Wes Anderson; Bollywood Apocalypse;  short stories by a physician—inside dope;...
Oct 28, 2013
This installment: the book behind the hot new TV series (read last winter); a charming, peculiar DVD; a horror stew by a versatile writer; creepy, quirky short stories; linked stories set in a coal-...
Oct 21, 2013
This installment: Winterson’s first autobiographical novel; a Nova Scotia novel about childbirth; interlocking stories from WWII in England; Oates at (perhaps) her darkest; post WWII in Canada...
Picture of the Nobel Prize medal.
Oct 16, 2013
 Literary awards take center stage this month.  On October 10th, the Nobel Prize for Literature was awarded to Canadian author Alice Munro.  Dear Life is her most recent collection of...
Maps
Oct 15, 2013
There's a new way to explore the rich literary history of our region:  the Chronicle's Bay Area Literary Map.  Let your fingers do the clicking through this new interactive,...
Oct 14, 2013
This installment: New Delhi surrealism; a psychological thriller set on Ibiza; Scandinavian melancholy from 9-year-old’s point of view; a lusty, brutal novel from China; haunting Sci-Fi/...