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Small Fry Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780802128232
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Published: Grove Press - September 4th, 2018

This poignant literary memoir is both a portrait of a complicated family and a love letter to the California of the seventies and eighties. Lisa Brennan-Jobs beautifully relates her childhood in Palo Alto during the first tech boom and her strained relationships with her parents, including her father Steve Jobs. --Aggie


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Dry Gardens: High Style for Low Water Gardens Cover Image
By Daniel Nolan, Flora Grubb (Foreword by), Caitlin Atkinson (Photographs by)
$55.00
ISBN: 9780847861262
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Published: Rizzoli - September 25th, 2018

San Francisco landscape designer Daniel Nolan gives us this gorgeous and inspiring reminder that artful indoor and outdoor spaces are still realizable in low-water environments. Perfect for enthusiasts of gardening and interior design! --Leigh


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California Plants: A Guide to Our Iconic Flora Cover Image
By Matt Ritter, Edmund G. Brown, Jr. (Foreword by)
$27.50
ISBN: 9780999896006
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Published: Pacific Street Publishing - April 20th, 2018

A hugely informative and beautifully presented guide to California flora. Vibrant photographs accompany the biology and natural history of over five hundred plants. A thorough yet portable guide for any nature lover! --Amanda


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Silicon City: San Francisco in the Long Shadow of the Valley Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393608793
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 9th, 2018

This eye-opening local history captures the Bay Area through interviews with its inhabitants, including tech company employees, a homeless activist, a Bay Bridge architect, and the owner of a tattoo parlor. McClelland highlights the fractures created by the region’s contradictions--its progressive politics and rapid gentrification, its wealth and poverty--and its ultimate unsustainability. --Brynn


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There There: A novel Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780525520375
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Published: Knopf - June 5th, 2018

Thematically difficult, crafted with great care, and equal parts tender, unflinching, and graceful, Orange's debut, multi-voiced novel is the definition of required reading. --Ron


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The Golden State: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374164836
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Published: MCD - September 4th, 2018

A young mother struggling to balance work, her young daughter, and her relationship with her husband takes refuge in the family trailer left by her grandparents in far-Northern California. Kiesling crafts Daphne’s perspective impeccably, giving a vivid representation of a woman, a family, and a nation at a crossroads. --Leigh