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New books from San Francisco Bay Area authors, listed by release date.


New in Hardcover


Six California Kitchens

By Sally Schmitt (Philo)
(Chronicle Books, April 5)

Schmitt’s personal story along with 115 recipes that distill the ethos of Northern California cooking into simple, delicious dishes.

The Woman Who Split the Atom

by Marissa Moss (Berkeley)
(Abrams Books for Young Readers, April 5)

A biography of Lise Meitner, the brilliant physicist whose proper recognition as the woman who discovered nuclear fission was long-delayed thanks to sexism, antisemitism, and personal betrayal.


Girls Who Green the World: 34 Rebel Women Out to Save the Planet

by Diana Kapp (San Francisco)
(Random House Delacorte, April 5th)

Part biography, part guidebook to the contemporary environmental movement, this book profiles 34 diverse change-makers fighting for our planet’s future.

Dreams Bigger than Heartbreak

by Charlie Jane Anders (San Francisco)
(Tor Teen, April 5)

They’ll do anything to be the people they were meant to be — even journey into the heart of evil.


I Was Born a Baby

by Meg Fleming (San Francisco)
(HarperCollins, April 19)

A read-aloud with catchy rhymes and silly art about baby animals and the names they share.

Beautiful

by Danielle Steel (San Francisco)
(Delacorte, April 19)

A renowned supermodel’s world is torn apart in an instant, sending her on an unexpected journey of discovery.


Forbidden City

by Vanessa Hua (Berkeley)
(Ballantine, April 19)

A teenage girl living in 1960s China becomes Mao Zedong’s protégée and lover—and a heroine of the Cultural Revolution.

The New Black West

By Gabriela Hasbun (San Francisco)
(Chronicle Books, April 26)

A celebration of the modern Black cowboys and wider community of the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo, featuring full-color photographs.


Trigger Points: Inside the Mission to Stop Mass Shootings in America

By Mark Follman (Berkeley)
(Dey Street Books, April 5)

The first-ever account going inside the world of behavioral threat assessment, a groundbreaking method for successfully preventing mass shootings.


New in Paperback


Nine Lives

by Danielle Steel (San Francisco)
(Dell, March 29)

A woman who longs to avoid risk at all cost learns that men who love danger are the most exciting.