New in June
BREATH: The New Science of a Lost Art
By James Nestor (San Francisco)
(Riverhead Books, May 26)
Drawing on thousands of years of medical texts and recent cutting-edge studies, Nestor shares the latest research on how breathing affects our physical and mental health.
THE DISTANT DEAD
by Heather Young (Mill Valley)
(William Morrow, June 9)
A young boy finds himself at the center of a murder mystery when he discovers his teacher’s burned body outside his small Nevada town.
PARTY OF TWO
by Jasmine Guillory (Oakland)
(Berkeley Jove, June 23)
A young lawyer engages in a whirlwind romance with Washington’s most eligible senator but quickly discovers life in the spotlight may not be for her.
by Alice Wong, Editor (San Francisco)
(Vintage, June 30)
An anthology giving a glimpse into the rich complexity of the disabled experience, highlighting the passions, talents, and everyday lives of this community.
New in Paperback
by Carolina De Robertis (Oakland)
(Vintage, June 2)
A novel chronicling the lives of five queer women who, in the midst of the Uruguayan dictatorship, find each other as lovers, friends, and ultimately, family.
THE LAST TRAIN TO LONDON
by Meg Waite Clayton (Palo Alto)
(Harper Paperbacks, June 16)
Based on the true story of the Kindertransport rescue of 10,000 children from Nazi-occupied Europe–and one brave woman who helped them escape.