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California 101: A Reader’s Guide to Books Set in California

Posted by Sarah Bofenkamp on

California literature, as a genre, can seem as vast as the Golden State itself. There are San Francisco books, Los Angeles books, Sacramento books, Big Sur books. The are books that read like landmarks. There is California noir, California dystopia, California memoir, California true crime, and popular California fiction. There are literary maps to follow… and get lost in. There are, thankfully, great places to start.
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Happy Birthday Baby: The Essential Anthony Bourdain Reading List

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On Anthony Bourdain’s 65th birthday, we’re certain that he’s finishing the dregs of some innumerable Negroni in the sky. His plate is never empty and he is never over-full. He’s likely visiting some alternate Buenos Aires, Mumbai, or Los Angeles. All month, his name echoing across the world: his face on television screens, his recipes in warm kitchens, his words on our shelves and in our memories.
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