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Three Local Reads to Ignore the News With
Ian A. Stewart | Photo: Courtesy of Publishers | March 7, 2017
For those who feel the urgent need to bury their heads in the sand.
Alternate Facts and Their Endgame
New Yorker contributor and erstwhile San Franciscan Paul La Farge presents The Night Ocean, an alternate history in which a writer outs H.P. Lovecraft, the horror maven, after discovering correspondence that implies he was gay—only to learn he’s made a terrible mistake. La Farge will appear March 15 at Green Apple Books on the Park in conversation with Daniel Handler.
Mar. 7, Penguin Press
Golden Years in the Golden State
Former San Francisco Chronicle book reviewer Meredith Maran’s “post-divorce” memoir, The New Old Me, follows her move from the city to Los Angeles as she attempts to start life over again at 60. Maran will be back bayside for a series of readings beginning March 20 at the Booksmith in San Francisco.
Mar. 14, Blue Rider Press
The East Bay’s Boys of Summer, Revisited
Don’t look across the bay and expect great baseball this season. But if you yearn for the good old swashbuckling days of the Swingin’ A’s, Dynastic, Bombastic, Fantastic, by local baseball scribe Jason Turbow, should at least tide you over through opening day. Relive the heydays of Reggie Jackson, Catfish Hunter, Charlie Finley, and the rest of the A’s teams of the early ’70s who won three straight World Series.
Mar. 7, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Originally published in the March issue of San Francisco