Bound Together

Explore this extensive collection of books—83 titles in all—by Alta Journal contributors.

contributors book guide
Alta

A passion for story may be the defining characteristic of the dozens of journalists, photographers, illustrators, novelists, and poets who help us create each issue of Alta Journal. And for many of them, the commitment to craft and compelling narrative extends beyond this publication to highly acclaimed books. We’ve compiled this guide to 83 recent titles by our contributors to honor their achievements, inspire your holiday gift giving, and remind ourselves of the wonder of reading well-told stories.

NONFICTION: BIOGRAPHY AND MEMOIR
holiday books, nonfiction, biography
Alta
BIOGRAPHY AND MEMOIR: HOW OCTAVIA E. BUTLER WROTE
a handful of earth a handful of sky, lynell george
Angel City Press
NONFICTION: CRITICISM
holiday books, nonfiction, criticism
Alta
NONFICTION: ESSAYS
holiday books, nonfiction, essays
Alta
ESSAYS: THE MEANING OF CHANGE DURING COVID
john freeman, freeman's change
Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times
NONFICTION: FOOD AND COOKING
holiday books, nonfiction, food
Alta
FOOD AND COOKING: FARM-TO-TABLE WISDOM
we are what we eat, alice waters
Chris Hardy
NONFICTION: HISTORY
holiday books, nonfiction, history
Alta
HISTORY: BATTLING SLAVERY IN CALIFORNIA
white devil's daughters, julia flynn siler
Abigayle Tarsches
NONFICTION: NATURE
holiday books, nonfiction, nature
Alta
NATURE: SEEKING HOPE IN THE MOJAVE
desert notebooks, ben ehrenreich
GETTY IMAGES
NONFICTION: SCIENCE
holiday books, nonfiction, science
Alta
SCIENCE: UNDERSTANDING OUR AFFINITY FOR WATER
why we swim, bonnie tsui
Lynsay Skiba
FICTION: NOVELS
holiday books, fiction, novels
Alta
NOVEL: CHINESE AMERICAN VOICES OF THE WEST
c pam zhang, how much of these hills is gold
Gioia Zloczower
FICTION: SCIENCE FICTION
holiday books, fiction, science fiction
Alta
FICTION: STORIES
holiday books, fiction, stories
Alta
STORIES: DEATH AND THE FEMALE BODY
eat the mouth that feeds you, carribean fragoza
City Lights Publishers
FICTION: THRILLER
contributors book guide, thrillers
Alta
THRILLER: A BLACK PRIVATE EYE NAVIGATES 1969 L.A.
blood grove, walter mosley
GETTY IMAGES
POETRY
holiday books, poetry
Alta
POETRY: THE NATURE OF INTIMACY
twice alive, forrest gander
Ashwini Bhat
ART
art books
Alta
ART: PORTRAITS OF FEMALE GREATS
original sisters, anita kunz
Pantheon
ART: COMICS
holiday books, art, comics
Alta
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