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...
Mar 14, 2016
This installment: past bullying with present grisly consequences—a Swedish mystery (f); a WWII evacuee in England—Dickensian (f); lively stories about animals, metamorphoses, and artists...
Mar 7, 2016
This installment: last in the Neopolitan trilogy (f); a spicy mystery set in the deep south (f); British Columbia setting, First Nations folk and alcoholism (f); Rushdie's latest (f); it ...
Oscar statue
Feb 29, 2016
Best PictureThe Big ShortBridge of SpiesBrooklynMad Max: Fury RoadThe MartianThe RevenantRoomSpotlight -- WINNER Actor in a Leading RoleBryan Cranston, TrumboMatt Damon, The MartianLeonardo...
Feb 29, 2016
[Note: I'll be telling folktales tomorrow 3/1 at the Wu Wei Tea Temple in Fairfax at 7 p.m. That's 1820 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., a few blocks from the library.) Please come!]This installment...