Listen to an excerpt from a documentary on Ursula K. Le Guin, the Berkeley-born author who died last week.
The Friends bookstore is stocked with donations from the community. Some are re-donated. Most are sold for under $3 to support the Berkeley Library. A few are exciting discoveries.
This Berkeley author, the daughter of two Holocaust survivors, has written an affecting memoir that explores the impact of her parents’ experiences on her own life.
Grant Faulker is helping 400,000 people write a novel this month. He also has a new book that helps writers tap into their creativity.
Doyle writes about people who disappear, fathers who desert their children, divorce, and homelessness in stories set in San Francisco and Berkeley.
The main character is 16-year-old Elizabeth, who has lost 40 pounds and four jean sizes in just a few months.
Jesse Kellerman has set his new book, which he wrote with his father, in Berkeley. It features a deputy sheriff working for the coroner's bureau.
There is no shortage of great books with a Berkeley theme to pick up this summer.
The former chief correspondent of PBS’ NewsHour, has written a memoir that weaves a child’s imaginative adventures with vivid memories from her war reporting.
Joe Lurie has spent most of his adult life interacting and engaging with other cultures and promoting cross-cultural understanding. As a young man, he served in the Peace Corps in Kenya, the beginning of his life of “intercultural encounters.”
The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds, by Michael Lewis
On Dec. 16, Berkeleyside published the Best Books of 2016 compiled by Berkeleyside staff and community members. But there is another category of books, those about Berkeley, that is also worth noting. Here then is a list of recently published books about Berkeley that will make great gifts.
Every year some of the Berkeleyside team, aided by ardent readers in the community, select their favorite books of the year. This year we asked the new head of the Berkeley Public Library, the new publisher of Heyday Books, a Berkeley novelist, a former financial wizard deeply involved in Jewish communal life, our regular book reviewer, and three Berkeleysiders to tell us about the books they most enjoyed reading. The books did not have to be published in 2016, only enjoyed in 2016. Here are the selections. Please feel free to share your picks in the comments.