The author of the Juniper Song Mysteries and last year’s Los Angeles Times Book Prize winner Your House Will Pay says we’re facing “noir days ahead.”
The Gangsterland series examines identity and the moral consequences of violence.
Sixty essays tackle a question of identity: Who were our mothers before they became mothers?
The poems in Father’s Day examine the complex ideas of parenthood, citizenship, and existence.
Maggie Brown & Others contains very short stories that reveal their characters’ full potential and sorrowful limitations.
The Lightest Object in the Universe reveals hope and humanity amid a dystopian setting.
Essays from a former Los Angeles poet laureate argue for the power of verse to unify, inspire, and heal our nation.
The memoir In the Country of Women recounts secret histories of resilience, love, and great food.
Why We Swim examines our relationship to water for “survival, well-being, community, competition, and flow.”
Last West and Rift Zone are ambitious works that uncover fault lines in California’s geology, human history, and future.
The author’s stories challenge readers to consider how immigrants define notions of family and home.
The author of The Gnome Stories draws inspiration from jokes, conversations with friends, and even a 1931 patent application.