New in Hardcover
Running Is a Kind of Dreaming : A Memoir
by J.M. Thompson, PhD (San Francisco, CA) (HarperOne, October 5)
A memoir about a young man’s descent into madness, and how running saved his life.
by Jonathan Franzen (Santa Cruz)
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux, October 5)
A story unfolding on a single winter day, of a Midwestern family at a pivotal moment of moral crisis.
by Saul Griffith (San Francisco)
(MIT Press, October 12)
An optimistic–but realistic and feasible–action plan for fighting climate change while creating new jobs and a healthier environment: electrify everything.
by Rebecca Solnit (San Francisco)
(Viking, October 19)
A exploration of roses, pleasure, and politics, and a take on George Orwell as an avid gardener whose political writing was grounded in his passion for the natural world.
New in Paperback
The Prince of Mournful Thoughts and Other Stories
By Caroline Kim (Walnut Creek)
(University of Pittsburgh Press; September 28)
This Winner of the 2020 Drue Heinz Literature Prize explores what it means to be human through the Korean diaspora.
We Run the Tides
by Vendela Vida (Marin County)
(Ecco, October 12)
Female friendship, betrayal, and a mysterious disappearance set in the changing landscape of San Francisco.
All That Glitters
by Danielle Steel (San Francisco)
(Dell, October 26)
A young woman must overcome tremendous adversity in her quest to find herself and achieve real happiness.
This Time Next Year We’ll Be Laughing
by Jacqueline Winspear (San Anselmo)
(Soho, September 28)
A deeply personal memoir of the resilience of the author’s family in the face of war and privation.
At the Edge of the Haight
by Katherine Seligman (San Francisco)
(Algonquin, October 19th)
Maddy Donaldo, homeless at twenty, has made a family of sorts in the dangerous spaces of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park when she unwittingly witnesses the murder of a young homeless boy.