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In her novel Vera, Carol Edgarian revisits the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906.
In her new novel, Carol Edgarian re-creates the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.
In The Committed, Viet Thanh Nguyen follows up on his Pulitzer Prize–winning novel The Sympathizer.
The North Beach icon who inspired countless writers and activists is memorialized by fans across the globe.
Alta Journal editors recommend the titles that best represent the poet’s talent and scope.
Annalee Newitz’s Four Lost Cities: A Secret History of the Urban Age suggests where we’re going by examining where we’ve been.
Katherine Seligman’s At the Edge of the Haight is a novel about San Francisco’s unhoused.
A perfect festival of fairies, gnomes, and kings prompts a mother’s insecurity in this excerpt from Sarah Shun-lien Bynum’s Likes.
Don’t start your day without reading this must-sip morning scene from author Dinah Lenney.
Karen Tei Yamashita’s Sansei and Sensibility channels Jane Austen through a contemporary lens.
In Love Is an Ex-Country, Randa Jarrar takes a look at America—and herself.