May 23, 2016
This installment: Ancient Japan and contemporary San Diego (f); graphic novel tracing migration from Canada to Mexico (f);retracing a doomed Antarctic exploration (nf); a memoir of growing up in a...
May 16, 2016
This installment: Inside dope on hospitals (nf); first two Murakami stories (f); from Cuba to Miami (f); from Florida to Oklahoma (f); an amazing graphic novel; and expat life in Brazil  (nf)....
May 9, 2016
This installment:);a teen book about a developmentally disabled kid (f); memoir of joyous marriage cut short (nf); memoir by Patti Smith (nf); magic realism with a carnival connection (f); old...
May 2, 2016
This installment:; anachronistic fairy tales (f); witty Israeli essays (nf); a contemporary composer’s memoir (nf); teen perspective on OCD (f);  a fictional memoir from Mexico (f); and a...
Apr 25, 2016
This installment: wacky, brilliant graphic pieces (f); a strange, fundamentalist family (f); a Mexican immigrant family in the Bay Area (f); the glittering, competitive world of magazine publishing...
Apr 18, 2016
This installment: high camp, Balkan-American style (f); graphic short stories, very original (f); fantasy, Polish flavor (f); that One Book One Marin selection (f); Cisneros’s essays (nf); and...
Apr 11, 2016
This installment: a horse, a boy, and a crazy chase (f); historical romance set in N. Carolina (f); NYC in the Depression with an unlikely tough-girl saint (f); domestic disarray in Cotswold (f);...
Apr 4, 2016
This installment:  an original Welsh mystery (f); tarnished illusions healed by truth (f); short stories featuring sentient animals (f); literal and philosophical cave explorations (f); a tough...
Mar 28, 2016
This installment: Baltimore setting, an elusive author and her legacy (f); the rich falling on hard times—yes! (f); a Midwestern loser finally shapes up (f); wild country in British Columbia...
Mar 21, 2016
This installment:; from Nigeria to America with complicated consequences (f) ; a touching novel for kids with transgender theme (f); the lost (here found) art of letter-writing (nf); dystopia, close...