Join us on Tuesday, June 15 at 6pm PT when Curtis Sittenfeld joins us to celebrate the paperback release of her novel, Rodham, on Zoom!
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of American Wife and Eligible . . . He proposed. She said no. And it changed her life forever.
“A deviously clever what if.”—O: The Oprah Magazine
“Immersive, escapist.”—Good Morning America
Join us on Saturday, June 12 at 12pm PT when Paul Mendez joins us to discuss his debut novel, Rainbow Milk, on Zoom!
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"The kind of novel you never knew you were waiting for." --Marlon James
An essential and revelatory coming-of-age narrative from a thrilling new voice, Rainbow Milk follows nineteen-year-old Jesse McCarthy as he grapples with his racial and sexual identities against the backdrop of his Jehovah's Witness upbringing.
A must-read for modern sanghas--Asian American Buddhists in their own words, on their own terms.
Despite the fact that two thirds of U.S. Buddhists identify as Asian American, mainstream perceptions about what it means to be Buddhist in America often whitewash and invisibilize the diverse, inclusive, and intersectional communities that lie at the heart of American Buddhism.
An exploration of grief and racial trauma through the eyes of a Black end-of-life caregiver.
Join us on Tuesday, June 8 at 6pm PT when Chaney Kwak is joined by Daniel Handler for the launch of his book, The Passenger: How a Travel Writer Learned to Love Cruises & Other Lies from a Sinking Ship on Zoom!
Aboard a sinking cruise ship, a journalist faces death and reconsiders life. "If you're looking for a great read, look no further than The Passenger."--San Francisco Examiner.
A razor-sharp tale of two couples, two marriages, a bar, and a San Francisco start-up from a best-selling, award-winning novelist.
A lyrical novel set against the backdrop of China’s Cultural Revolution that follows a father’s quest to reunite his family before his precocious daughter’s momentous birthday, which Garth Greenwell calls “one of the most beautiful debuts I’ve read in years.”
“A beautifully written, poignant exploration of family, art, culture, immigrati
LONGLISTED FOR THE PEN/OPEN BOOK AWARD
“Compellingly complex…Expands the future of the immigrant novel even as it holds us in uneasy thrall to the past.” – Gish Jen, New York Times Book Review
Join us on Friday, June 4 at 6pm PT when M. Leona Godin joins us to discuss her book, There Plant Eyes: A Personal and Cultural History of Blindness, with Maggie Nelson on Zoom!
Praise for There Plant Eyes
From Homer to Helen Keller, from Dune to Stevie Wonder, from the invention of braille to the science of echolocation, M. Leona Godin explores the fascinating history of blindness, interweaving it with her own story of gradually losing her sight.
Join us on Thursday, June 3 at 6pm PT when Grace Perry is joined by Greg Mania to discuss her book, The 2000s Made Me Gay: Essays on Pop Culture, on Zoom!
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From The Onion and Reductress contributor, this collection of essays is a hilarious nostalgic trip through beloved 2000s media, interweaving cultural criticism and personal narrative to examine how a very straight decade forged a very queer woman
"Honest, funny, smart, and illuminating.” —Anna Drezen, co-head writer of SNL
An NPR Best Book of 2020 - An O, The Oprah Magazine Best LGBTQ Book of 2020 - An Electric Literature Favorite Nonfiction Book of 2020 - A Largehearted Boy Favorite Nonfiction Book of 2020 - A 2020 Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Best Humor - One of Lambda Literary's "Most Anticipated LGBTQ Books of August 2020" - One of BuzzFeed's "15 Books From S
Join us on Tuesday, May 25 at 6pm PT for the U.S. publication of Roger Deakin's classic, Waterlog: A Swimmer's Journey Through Britain,
with Craig Popelars, Bonnie Tsui, and Pete Mulvihill on Zoom!
“Like swimming through Alice’s Wonderland.” —Lynne Cox
A swimming journey would give me access to that part of our world which, like darkness, mist, woods or high mountains, still retains most mystery. It would afford me a different perspective on the rest of land-locked humanity.
In partnership with Litquake
Join us on Wednesday, April 26 at 5pm PT when we're joined by writers Gary Kamiya, John Law, Kimberly Reyes, and Alia Volz for the launch of the new anthology
Capturing an ever-changing San Francisco, 25 acclaimed writers tell their stories of living in one of the most mesmerizing cities in the world.