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.
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.
Karen Tei Yamashita’s Sansei and Sensibility channels Jane Austen through a contemporary lens.
A long white Cadillac and a pair of John Williams novels help set the story straight about America’s frontier.
Julia Claiborne Johnson’s Better Luck Next Time takes place in the 1930s at a Reno, Nevada, divorce ranch.
Myron Brinig’s The Flutter of an Eyelid is the great lost classic of Los Angeles literature.
Biographer Judith Freeman names titles that keep the mood going.
In Valentine, a new novelist seeks to peel back the layers of the lies we tell ourselves.