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


New in Hardcover


Counterfeit

by Kirstin Chen (San Francisco) 
(William Morrow, June 7)

Two Asian American women band together to grow a counterfeit handbag scheme into a global enterprise in a novel about fashion, crime, and friendship.

Juniper & Thorn

by Ava Reid (Palo Alto)
(Harper Voyager, June 21)

A gothic horror retelling of the Grimm Brothers fairytale “The Juniper Tree,” following a young witch as she seeks to escape her abusive wizard father in a Ukrainian city inspired by historical Odessa.


Suspects

by Danielle Steel (San Francisco)
(Delacorte, June 28)

A dedicated CIA agent becomes an unexpected ally to a woman haunted by the kidnapping of her family.

How to Make Paper When the World is Ending

by Dallas Woodburn (Fremont) 
(Koehler Books, June 28)

A collection of contemporary literary short stories that explores and re-imagines the ghost story. 


In The Beautiful Country

By Jane Kuo (San Carlos, CA) 
Harper Collins Children’s Books, June 21

An exploration of the stark contrast between the American Dream and its reality, Inspired by the author’s own experiences as a young immigrant from Taiwan.


New in Paperback


Afterparties

by Anthony Veasna So (San Francisco)
(Ecco, June 7, 2022)

A debut story collection about Cambodian-American life, with insight into the intimacy of queer and immigrant communities.