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.
In this 2018 interview with Soskin who retired Thursday at the age of 100, the nation’s oldest park ranger said she considers herself “an absolutely ordinary extraordinary person.”
Our annual selection of the books we enjoyed most in 2021.
One book is written by Kamala Harris’ childhood best friend and explores how Berkeley shaped their Black consciousness.
These cookbooks from Oakland and Fremont authors all celebrate, educate and inspire.
Floyd Salas served as PEN Oakland’s president and famously confronted Saul Bellow at a reading at SF State.
The new owners, who have experience in sales and the publishing world, will take over on Nov. 1.
In Betty Reid Soskin’s extraordinary life, she’s also dated Jackie Robinson, co-founded Reid’s Records in Berkeley and delivered cash for the Black Panthers.
Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the UC Berkeley School of Law, casts a cold eye on the post-Warren court in “Presumed Guilty: How the Supreme Court Empowered the Police and Subverted Civil Rights.”
Rinzler, 58, attended Berkeley High School and went on to have a prodigious career as a bestselling author of cinematic history books about ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Indiana Jones’ and other blockbuster films.
In ‘By the Light of Burning Dreams,’ David and Margaret Talbot write about sweeping cultural transformation through profiles of people like Cesar Chavez, Bobby Seale, Anne Weills and Heather Booth.