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Literary guide, Dec. 10

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A selection of first sentences from new books, Dec. 10

The story seemed so crazy, many didn’t believe it at first, black or white. “Truevine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother’s Quest: A True Story of the Jim Crow South,” [Read entire story]

Recommended reading, Nov. 26

We recommend these recently reviewed titles: Go Back to Where You Came From The Backlash Against Immigration and the Fate of Western Democracy By [Read entire story]

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Tuesday Reza Aslan, Ryan Bauer “God: A Human History.” 7:30 p.m. $29. Nourse Theatre, 275 Hayes St., S.F. (415) 392-4400. www.cityarts.net [Read entire story]

A selection of first sentences from new books, Nov. 26

It was an ordinary spring day in Istanbul, a long and leaden afternoon like so many others, when she discovered, with a hollowness in her stomach, that she was capable of killing someone. [Read entire story]

Corrections, Nov. 25

Horoscope, Datebook, Nov. 23, E12 The horoscope for Thursday, Nov. 23, was incorrect. Here is the correct horoscope for that day. Rawdance offers 21st [Read entire story]

Recommended reading, Nov. 19

We recommend these recently reviewed titles: Future Home of the Living God By Louise Erdrich (Harper; 264 pages; $28.99) [Read entire story]

Literary guide, Nov. 19

Sunday Oliver Chin “The Discovery of Ramen: The Asian Hall of Fame.” 11 a.m. Books Inc., 1375 Burlingame Ave., Burlingame. www.booksinc.net [Read entire story]

A selection of first sentences from new books, Nov. 19

It rained like we were a splatter of bird s— God was trying to hose off his deck. “What the Hell Did I Just Read,” a novel by David Wong [Read entire story]

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Sunday Peter Coyote, Malcolm Clemens 9:30 a.m. Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St., S.F. www.gracecathedral.org [Read entire story]

Corrections, Nov. 5

Dead’s Hart keeps the beat, Sunday Datebook, Page 42 A story about Mickey Hart’s latest album, “RAMU,” misspelled the name of the co-producer in the Sunday Datebook, which prints [Read entire story]

Recommended reading, Nov. 5

We recommend these recently reviewed titles: Sticky Fingers The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine By Joe Hagan [Read entire story]

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Sunday Sarah Adler-Milstein, Scott Nova “Sewing Hope.” 3 p.m. East Bay Booksellers, 5433 College Ave., Oakland. www.ebbooksellers.com [Read entire story]

Recommended reading, Oct. 29

We recommend these recently reviewed titles: Where the Past Begins A Writer’s Memoir By Amy Tan (Ecco; 357 pages; $28.99) [Read entire story]

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Sunday Michael Blumlein “The Body as Story.” 3 p.m. Borderlands Books, 866 Valencia St., S.F. borderlands-books.com Rhys Bowen [Read entire story]

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Corrections, Oct. 22

What to know before hiring help for disaster claim, Oct. 22, Business Report, D5 Kathleen Pender’s Net Worth column about public [Read entire story]

Recommended reading, Oct. 15

We recommend these recently reviewed titles: Logical Family A Memoir By Armistead Maupin (Harper; 292 pages; $27.99) [Read entire story]

Literary guide, Oct. 15

Sunday Jessica Bruder “Nomadland.” 5 p.m. City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F. www.citylights.com [Read entire story]

Recommended reading, Oct. 1

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