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New in August


By Micheline Aharonian Marcom (Sausalito)
(Simon & Schuster, August 18)

A Guatemalan-American UC Berkeley college student, a “dreamer,” gets deported and decides to make his way back home to California.


By Cortney Burns (San Francisco)
Photographs by Heami Lee
(Chronicle, August 18)

110 recipes in 6 chapters that pay homage to the seasons and the elements of water, fire, air, and ether.


by Richard Kadrey (San Francisco)
(Harper Voyager, August 25, 2020)

James Stark is focused on an invasion of ghosts as the battle between warring angels continues in this penultimate Sandman Slim book.


by Carole Stivers (Palo Alto)
(Berkley, August 25)

A generation of children are raised by mothering robots in an apocalyptic future after an act of biochemical warfare has gone awry.