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Lit picks: Recommended reading, Feb. 18

We recommend these recently reviewed titles: The Audacity of Inez Burns Dreams, Desire, Treachery & Ruin in the City of Gold By Stephen G. Bloom (Regan [Read entire story]

Literary guide, Feb. 18

Sunday Lisa Church “Welcome to Kimmensville.” 1 p.m. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. www.bookpassage.com [Read entire story]

A selection of first sentences from new books, Feb. 18

Alice was beginning to get very tired of all this sitting by herself with nothing to do: every so often she tried again to read the book in her lap, but it was made up almost exclusively of long paragraphs, and no [Read entire story]

Corrections, Feb. 13

Iranian singer breaks taboos to free her voice, Feb. 8, Datebook, E9 In the Arts & Ends column about Iranian singer Mahsa Vahdat, the location of the medieval Armenian Aghtamar church [Read entire story]

A selection of first sentences from new books, Feb. 11

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A selection of first sentences from new books, Feb. 11

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Literary guide, Feb. 11

Sunday Don Alberts, Jeff Kaliss Poetry reading. 2 p.m. Bird & Beckett Books & Records, 653 Chenery St., S.F. www.birdbeckett.com [Read entire story]

Lit picks: recommended reading, Feb. 11

We recommend these recently reviewed titles: The Line Becomes a River Dispatches From the Border By Francisco Cantú (Riverhead; 250 pages; $26) [Read entire story]

Lit picks: recommended reading, Feb. 11

We recommend these recently reviewed titles: The Line Becomes a River Dispatches From the Border By Francisco Cantú (Riverhead; 250 pages; $26) [Read entire story]

Lit picks: recommended reading, Feb. 4

We recommend these recently reviewed titles: The Monk of Mokha By Dave Eggers (Knopf; 327 pages; $28.95) [Read entire story]

Literary guide, Feb. 4

Sunday Nasty Women Poets 2-4 p.m. Bird & Beckett Books & Records, 653 Chenery St., S.F. www.birdbeckett.com Tony Robles [Read entire story]

A selection of first sentences from new books, Feb. 4

Once upon a time, nearly two and a half centuries ago, there was a secret network that tried to change the world. “The Square and the Tower: Networks and Power, From the Freemasons [Read entire story]

Lit picks: recommended reading, Jan. 28

We recommend these recently reviewed titles: Hippie Food How Back-to-the-Landers, Longhairs, and Revolutionaries Changed the Way We Eat By Jonathan Kauffman [Read entire story]

Literary guide, Jan. 28

Sunday Terence Clark “New York: Stories.” 4 p.m. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. www.bookpassage.com [Read entire story]

A selection of first sentences from new books, Jan. 28

It was a warm night in the bunker and Colonel Myung Lee was worried about money. “NK3,” a novel, now in paperback, by Michael Tolkin This was a [Read entire story]

Oscar nominations updates

Nominations for the 90th annual Academy Awards will be announced just before 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23. For live updates from Chronicle movie critic Mick Lasalle, follow him on Twitter @MickLaSalle. Check back for his [Read entire story]

Lit picks: recommended reading, Jan. 21

We recommend these recently reviewed titles: Trumpocracy The Corruption of the American Republic By David Frum (Harper; 301 pages; $25.99) [Read entire story]

Literary guide, Jan. 21

Sunday David Biale “Hasidism: A New History.” 4 p.m. JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F. www.jccsf.org/arts-ideas/david-biale [Read entire story]

Grabbers: A selection of first sentences from new books, Jan. 21

Whenever Karl Temperley felt that he couldn’t endure another moment he would imagine that he had just run over and killed a child. “The Transition,” [Read entire story]

Lit picks: recommended reading, Jan. 14

We recommend these recently reviewed titles: The Most Dangerous Man in America Timothy Leary, Richard Nixon and the Hunt for the Fugitive King of LSD [Read entire story]