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/...
Oct 7, 2013
This installment: an unlikely love- and- death conjunction; a Canadian novel about a “queer bird”; a boomer “romance”; a graphic memoir about mania; a suspenseful novel that...
Sep 30, 2013
This installment: CD version of an old favorite; interlocking stories set in WWII (the theme just keeps coming up…); a prison bio I read before it became a hot new TV series; the best book of...
Sep 23, 2013
This installment: Scandinavian coming of age novel by Out Stealing Horses author; inside dope about the hospitality industry ;  a tough, brutal, funny novel; another Longmire mystery; a novel...
Sep 16, 2013
This installment: Pullman’s take on Grimm; Indians in the northwest circa 1899; a Canadian novel about a girl who sees auras; all the times the Thames froze, illustrated; and a CD of 100 poems...
Sep 9, 2013
This installment: expats in Trinidad; comic, homey memoir; stories placed in Jamaica; domestic English satire; chilling early mystery by Gillian Flynn; and a charming British mystery;  ...
Sep 3, 2013
This installment: an autistic girl finds self-expression; a charming but feckless guy wanders the West; a sweet, illustrated story about a missing cat; an obscure Terry Pratchett novel; a compendium...