Staff favorite Garth Stein, the bestselling author of The Art of Racing in the Rain, will join us to read and sign copies of his long-awaited new novel. In A Sudden Light, a boy trying to save his parents’ marriage uncovers a vast legacy of family secrets.
The next best thing to being a regular at West Oakland’s restaurant Brown Sugar Kitchen is picking up this soulful cookbook from proprietress Tanya Holland. Packed with generous, down-home recipes like Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Cornmeal Waffles, Bourbon & Chili-Glazed Salmon, and Caramel Layer Cake, Holland’s book also captures her soulful spirit and celebrates the diversity of a community. Highly recommended—a joy to read and cook from!