468x60 General & Logo

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

[Read entire story]

A selection of first sentences from new books, Oct. 1

What’s surprised me most about seeing my sister dead is the lingering smirk on her face. “I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter,” a novel by Erika L. Sánchez [Read entire story]

Recommended reading, Sept. 24

We recommend these recently reviewed titles: Forest Dark By Nicole Krauss (Harper; 290 pages; $27.99) [Read entire story]

Recommended reading, Sept. 24

We recommend these recently reviewed titles: Forest Dark By Nicole Krauss (Harper; 290 pages; $27.99) [Read entire story]

Literary guide

Sunday Janna Barkin “He’s Always Been My Son.” 4 p.m. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. www.bookpassage.com [Read entire story]

Literary guide

Sunday Janna Barkin “He’s Always Been My Son.” 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, Sept. 24

This is how I heard the story. “Moonglow,” a novel, now in paperback, by Michael Chabon [Read entire story]

A selection of first sentences from new books, Sept. 24

This is how I heard the story. “Moonglow,” a novel, now in paperback, by Michael Chabon [Read entire story]

SF Opera kicks off opening weekend in style

The San Francisco Opera kicked off the fall arts season and its own 95th season with a gala and performance Friday at the War Memorial Opera House. The opening weekend began with Puccini’s “Turandot” on Friday, [Read entire story]

Recommended reading, Sept. 10

We recommend these recently reviewed titles: Fantasyland How America Went Haywire A 500-Year History By Kurt Andersen [Read entire story]

Literary guide

Sunday Judy Chicago, Sarah Thornton “Pussy Power.” 7 p.m. $28-$38. JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F. www.jccsf.org. Green Apple [Read entire story]

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

When I was born, my mother was so horrified to be handed a female baby that she took three months to name me. “We Were Witches,” a novel by Ariel Gore [Read entire story]

Recommended reading, Sept. 3

We recommend these recently reviewed titles: My Absolute Darling By Gabriel Tallent (Riverhead; 417 pages; $27) [Read entire story]

Literary guide

Tuesday Anne Gisleson, Dave Eggers “The Futilitarians: Our Year of Thinking, Drinking, Grieving, and Reading.” 7:30-9 p.m. Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F. [Read entire story]

A selection of first sentences from new books, Sept. 3

That was the summer a sperm whale drifted sick into the bay, washed up dead at Mount Martha, and there were many terrible jokes about fertility. “A Loving, Faithful Animal,” a [Read entire story]

Bay Area Bound: Books out this month by local authors

[Read entire story]

Recommended reading, Aug. 27

We recommend these recently reviewed titles: Autumn By Karl Ove Knausgaard; translated from the Norwegian by Ingvild Burkey (The Penguin Press; 224 [Read entire story]

Literary guide

Sunday Laura Blackwell, Rebecca Gobez Farrell “Wings Unseen.” 3 p.m. Borderlands Books, 866 Valencia St., S.F. borderlands-books.com. [Read entire story]