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

New in Hardcover


by Devi S. Laskar (Cupertino) 
(Mariner Books, May 3)

A first-generation Indian American teenager’s world shatters when her best friend is killed in a car accident, fracturing her plans and reshaping her family.

The First Cat in Space Ate Pizza

by Mac Barnett (Oakland)
Illustrations by Shawn Harris (Half-Moon Bay)
(Katherine Tegan Books, May 10)

Rats are eating the moon, and there’s only one hero for the job—a bold and fearsome cat bioengineered in a secret lab to be the moon’s savior and Earth’s last hope.

New in Paperback

Your Turn: How to Be an Adult

by Julie Lythcott-Haims (Palo Alto) 
(Holt Paperbacks, April 5)

A modern day guide to living your best adult life.

Spell Heaven

by Toni Mirosevich (Pacifica)
(Counterpoint Press, April 26)

In this linked story collection, a lesbian couple moves to a coastal town and unexpectedly finds a sense of belonging with a group of outsiders.

Divine Madness

by Lynne Kaufman (San Francisco)
(Tailwinds Press, May 15)

A fictional diary by Elizabeth Hardwick about her betrayal in love and literature by Robert Lowell.

What Disappears

by Barbara Quick (Cotati)
(Regal House, May 17)

A multi-generational story of Jewish identity, love and loss, set in Tsarist Russia, Belle Époque Paris and the world of the Ballets Russes.

Another Love Discourse

by Edie Meidav (Berkeley)
(Terra Nova, May 26)

Caught in the pandemic, a woman escapes a fraught divorce, grappling with the death of a mother, Roland Barthes, motherhood, grief, tenancy on this earth, and new love.