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


New in Hardcover


The Man Who Could Move Clouds

Ingrid Rojas Contreras (San Francisco)
(Doubleday, July 12)

A memoir interweaving family stories, resurrected Colombian history, and deeply personal reckonings with the bounds of reality.

Your Blue and the Quiet Lament: Poems

By Luba Safi (Berkeley)
(Texas Tech University Press, Aug 2)

Records the textures of grief after a cousin’s murder at the hands of the Syrian state reaches the poet through a long-distance phone call


Self-Care in Underwear

By Ton Mak (San Francisco)
(Chronicle Books, August 2)

A collection of 50 easy self-care practices as demonstrated by one of Ton’s Flabjack characters, No-Pants Pansy.

LEO + LEA

by Monica Wesolowska (Berkeley), illustrated by Kenard Pak
(Scholastic, August 2)

The story of a boy who counts and a girl who draws, in a celebration of friendship, math, and the natural world. 


Swaddle Me Up

By Meleah Ekstrand (Marin)
(Chronicle Books, August 9)

A guide to the ins and outs of swaddling a baby, babywearing safety, plus tips on sleep and soothing.


New in Paperback


Bloody Pages

By Bruce Lewis (Walnut Creek)
(Black Rose Writing, Aug 11)

Unraveling a 100-year-old family secret is key to solving a $3 million book theft and bloody attack on the guard trying to protect it.