Albert, 82, taught creative at local community colleges and at Napa State Hospital. She served as head of the Bay Area Book Reviewers Association.
Hua Hsu’s memoir of his college friendship in the ’90s and histories on Asian Americans and the most Trumpian period in America before Trump are among the recent titles with Berkeley connections.
Our favorite books of the year include a biography of John Donne, a Zadie Smith essay collection and the memoir of a 9-year-old El Salvadoran boy who traveled 3,000 miles to reunite with his parents.
Miller, 90, moved to Berkeley in 2004 and loved smelling the roses in the Rose Garden, visiting museums, reading and talking Giants history.
In her new book, Allison Landa comes to terms with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (a rare condition causing hirsutism and infertility) and a pair of heavily opinionated parents.
Adam Hochschild’s ‘American Midnight’ tells a story of mass imprisonments, vigilante violence and killings of Black Americans during Woodrow Wilson’s second term.
Longtime Berkeley City Auditor Anna Rabkin is one of eight children whose experiences in the Holocaust are recounted in a new book by Deborah Cadbury.
Read about Judy Gumbo’s life as a political protester, a novel about a woman creating a happiness app, a plague year journal and more.
Judy Gumbo’s memoir, ‘Yippie Girl’ is an often amusing account of her years as a would-be revolutionary.
Berkeley resident Aamina Ahmad’s stunning debut novel, The Return of Faraz Ali, follows a police detective assigned to cover up the death of a young girl.
The heavily annotated and picture-rich book incorporates previously unknown details about the architect’s private life, as well as her career.
Our annual selection of the books we enjoyed most in 2021.