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New books, and new in paperback, from San Francisco Bay Area authors, listed by release date.
New in Hardcover
Driven: The Race to Create the Autonomous Car
Alex Davies (Oakland)
(Simon & Schuster, January 5)
The quest to develop driverless cars—and the fierce competition between Google, Uber, and other companies in a race to revolutionize our lives.
At the Edge of the Haight
Katherine Seligman (San Francisco)
(Algonquin, January 19)
Maddy Donaldo, homeless at twenty, has made a family of sorts in the dangerous spaces of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park when she unwittingly witnesses the murder of a young homeless boy.
Wider than the Sky
Katherine Rothschild (San Francisco)
(Soho Teen, January 19)
In the wake of sudden tragedy, twin sisters uncover a secret that rips open their world in this novel exploring the pain and power of forgiveness.
We Run the Tides
Vendela Vida (Marin County)
(Ecco, February 9)
Female friendship, betrayal, and a mysterious disappearance set in the changing landscape of San Francisco.
CRISPR People: The Science and Ethics of Human Editing
Henry T. Greely (Stanford)
(The MIT Press, February 16)
What does the birth of babies whose embryos had gone through genome editing mean–for science and for all of us?
New in Paperback
Brontez Purnell (Oakland)
(MCD x FSG Originals, February 2)
An irrerverent and sensitive look at gay dysfunction through the eyes of a cult hero
No Bad Deed
Heather Chavez (Santa Rosa)
(Morrow Paperbacks, February 16)
A mother desperate to find the connections between her missing husband and a deadly stalker who knows too much about her own dark family history.