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New books, and new in paperback, from San Francisco Bay Area authors, listed by release date.
New in Hardcover
by Naomi Krupitsky (San Francisco)
(G. P. Putnam’s Sons, November 2)
A debut historical novel of friendship between two best friends and daughters of the Italian mafia.
Please Scream Inside your Heart
by Dave Pell (Sausalito)
(Hachette Go, November 9)
A cathartic and humorous ride through the unnerving, maddening hellscape of the 2020 press cycle, reestablishing the line between “real” news and real life.
By Claire Oshetsky (Santa Cruz)
(Ecco, November 16)
A woman’s child is born a strange owl-baby who requires constant care, but whom she loves fiercely and refuses to force to “fit in.”
By the Grace of the Game
By Dan Grunfeld (Menlo Park)
(Triumph, November 16)
A multi-generational family memoir detailing the world’s only known journey from Auschwitz to the NBA.
The Postmistress of Paris
By Meg Waite Clayton (Carmel-by-the-Sea)
(Harper, November 30)
Inspired by a true story, a courageous American heiress helps smuggle artists and writers hunted by the Nazis out of France as a photographer and his daughter seek escape.
New in Paperback
Perestroika in Paris
by Jane Smiley (Carmel Valley)
(Anchor, November 2)
A fable of a racehorse, a wise raven, an elegant dog, and a clever boy, by Pulitzer Prize-winner Smiley.
by Andrea Scher (Berkeley)
(Harper Design, November 6)
Creative activities and ideas to help cultivate daily joy, illustrated with full-color photographs, watercolors, and inspiring stories.
First Class: The U.S. Postal Service, Democracy, and the Corporate Threat
by Christopher W. Shaw (Berkeley, CA)
(City Lights, November 2nd)
Investigating the essential role that the postal system plays in American democracy and how the corporate sector has attempted to destroy it.
by Dave Eggers (San Francisco)
(Vintage, November 16)
The world’s largest social media company merges with the dominant e-commerce site to create a rich, dangerous, and beloved monopoly.