*Jessica Barksdale Inclan, Intimate Beings, Oct. 2008
National bestseller and prolific romance and contemporary author Jessica Inclan brings us the magical second book in her second romance trilogy.
*Frances Dinkelspiel, Towers of Gold, Nov. 2008
Frances Dinkelspiel will delight us with her much acclaimed and bestselling book, Towers of Gold: How One Jewish Immigrant Named Isaias Hellman Created California, called “a marvelous resource, a dramatic story and a splendid read,” by the San Francisco Chronicle.
*Joan Gelfand, A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, poetry, Jan. 6, 2009
Award-winning poet Joan Gelfand reads from her second collection of poetry, writing as “a mother, an artist, and a Zen meditator” who both celebrates life and calls for a stop to violence and environmental destruction.
*Brenda Webster, Vienna Triangle, Jan. 2009
Literary Laureate for the S.F. Public Library and best selling author of ten books, Brenda Webster’s most recent acclaimed novel represents a triumph, combining what The S.F. Chronicle called, “her impressive knowledge of Freudian theory with a novelist’s intuitive understanding of character and point of view.”
*Kathi Kamen Goldmark in anthology Feed Me ed. By Harriet Brown, Jan. 27, 2009
Founder of the all-author rock band the Rock Bottom Remainders and “Don’t Quit Your Day Job” Records and producer of the radio show West Coast Live, Kathi Kamen Goldmark joins us to share her contribution to Harriet Brown’s evocative anthology Feed Me: Writers Dish About Food, Eating, Weight, and Body Image.
*Maria Espinosa, Dying Unfinished, novel, Feb. 2009
Winner of the American Book Award, Maria Espinoza delivers her long-awaited new book, which Kirkus Review called, “a fierce novel that explores the topography of passion and grace.”
*Catherine Brady, The Mechanics of Falling, short story collection, end of Feb. 2009
Recipient of the 2002 Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction for Curled in the Bed of Love, Catherine Brady reads from her stunning new collection.
*Susan Freinkel, American Chestnut, non-fiction, paperback release March 2009
Susan Freinkel’s award-winning and highly praised chronicle of the history and fate of “a perfect tree” reads from the first book on an ecological catastrophe to profoundly reshape the American landscape and the way we think about the natural world.
*Jill Wolfson, Cold Hands, Warm Heart, YA, March 31
With many honors and accolades for her previous books for kids and teens, Jill Wolfson tackles the topic of organ donation in what is at once a romance, a medical thriller and mediation on hope.
*Cynthia Gentry and Dana Fredsti, Secret Seductions, April 2009
Naughty, nice, raunchy, racy, tender, torrid, sensual or sweet . . . award-winning fiction writer, screenwriter, and journalist Cynthia Gentry’s latest treat offers sixty-two tantalizing nights of pleasure for whatever the mood. Co-authored with ex-B movie actress Dana Fredsti, author of Murder For Hire: The Peruvian Pigeon.
*Meg Waite Clayton, The Wednesday Sisters, novel, paperback release May 5
Meg Waite Clayton’s delightful and moving national bestseller, The Wednesday Sisters, is coming out in paperback. “Meg Waite Clayton’s stirring novel will appeal … to anyone with a love of great books; anyone who has felt truly moved by a book or an author; and anyone who has had their dreams bolstered by good and faithful friends.” – Bronwyn Miller, BookReporter
*Linda Himelstein, The King of Vodka: The Story of Pyotr Smirnov and the Upheaval of an Empire, historical narrative nonfiction, May 12, 2009
Award-winning journalist Linda Himelstein, former Silicon Valley Bureau Chief for Business Week who has written for publications such The Wall Street Journal, brings us the fascinating rage-to-riches story of the Smirnov vodka family, set amid the Russia of Tolstoy, Chekhov, and the last Tsars.
*Michelle Richmond, No One You Know, novel, paperback release May 19
New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Michelle Richmond reads from the new paperback release of her latest gripping and lyrical page-turner. In a starred review, Booklist lauds the book as “Thoroughly riveting… thoughtfully explores family dynamics, the ripple effects of tragedy, and the importance of the stories we tell.”