New books, and new in paperback, from San Francisco Bay Area authors, listed by release date.

New in Hardcover

Perestroika in Paris

by Jane Smiley (Carmel Valley)
(Knopf, December 1)

Pulitzer Prize-winner Jane Smiley delivers an imaginative fable of a racehorse, a wise raven, an elegant dog, and a clever boy, whose Parisian adventure celebrates curiosity, ingenuity, and the desire of all creatures for true love and freedom.