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


New in Hardcover

A SKY BEYOND THE STORM

Sabaa Tahir (San Francisco)
(Razorbill, December 1)

In the finale of the An Ember in the Ashes fantasy series, discover who will survive the storm.

INNOCENT WITNESSES: Childhood Memories of World War II 

Marilyn Yalom (Palo Alto)
(Stanford University/Redwood Press, January 12)

Firsthand accounts of six witnesses to war, each offering lasting memories of how childhood trauma transforms lives.

STARGAZING IN THE ATOMIC AGE: ESSAYS

Anne Goldman (Sebastopol)
(University of Georgia Press, January 15)

Biography and memoir are interwoven to look at brilliant Jewish scientists and artists working during the nadir of the last century.

WE COULD BE HEROES

Mike Chen (East Palo Alto)
(MIRA Books, January 26)

Two misfits with extraordinary powers, one a vigilante and one a villain, must team up to stop a mad scientist who threatens the city, while trying to figure out who they really are.


New in Paperback

TRAVELING THROUGH: SELECTED POEMS

Eveline Landau Kanes (San Francisco)
(Finishing Line Press, Dec 15)

Retraces Kanes’s life from pre-World War II Germany through England and France to Northern California.

LITTLE GODS

by Meng Jin (San Francisco)
(Custom House, January 12)

A novel that explores grief, memory, time, history, selfhood in the immigrant experience, and the complicated bond between daughters and mothers.