Books do furnish a room (and make great holiday gifts). Some of Berkeleyside’s team picks their favorite reads of 2017.
The blogger and science journalist is the author of five books of nonfiction. This is her first novel.
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.
The Berkeley journalist Lauren Markham has written a sensitive, moving portrait of two young “unaccompanied minors” from El Salvador.
In Janelle Brown’s new novel, Billie Flanagan lives with her husband and 15-year-old daughter in the Elmwood District. Then she disappears.
Inspired by Thomas Frank’s 2004 bestseller, ‘What’s the Matter with Kansas,’ Cal sociologist Arlie Hochschild set out to understand the paradox that underlies the right-left split.
Only the kidnapping of Charles Lindbergh, Jr. could match the sensationalism of Patty Hearst’s seizure from her Berkeley apartment