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When Bay Area book tours and launch parties were canceled due to the coronavirus, KALW producer Lisa Morehouse decided to bring author readings to you in this socially-distanced book tour. We loved the idea so much, we're going to keep the book party going with this pocket-sized book tour.Want to tell us about a book that's being published soon by a local author? Write us at new.arrivals@kalw.org.New Arrivals airs on KALW 91.7 FM in the San Francisco Bay Area on Tuesdays at 7:19 a.m. and 3:48 p.m.

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United States

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KALW

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When Bay Area book tours and launch parties were canceled due to the coronavirus, KALW producer Lisa Morehouse decided to bring author readings to you in this socially-distanced book tour. We loved the idea so much, we're going to keep the book party going with this pocket-sized book tour.Want to tell us about a book that's being published soon by a local author? Write us at new.arrivals@kalw.org.New Arrivals airs on KALW 91.7 FM in the San Francisco Bay Area on Tuesdays at 7:19 a.m. and 3:48 p.m.

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English


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Sasha Vasilyuk novel features Soviet WWII veteran with a secret

7/18/2024
Sasha Vasilyuk's novel is about a Soviet World War Two veteran with a dangerous secret, and it's loosely based on her grandfather.

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Suburban angst and magic cross paths in a cul-de-sac in Elizabeth Stix story collection

7/16/2024
Eizabeth Stix's book is a collection of linked stories full of quirky, lonely characters all seeking connection but who can’t help getting in their own way.

Duration:00:02:05

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Peter Coyote applies fundamental teachings of the Buddah to modern life

7/11/2024
We hear a reading from local actor and Zen Buddhist priest, Peter Coyote. It's about Japanese gift wrapping around Buddhist teachings.

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Queer relationships, family history at center of Madeleine Cravens poetry collection

7/9/2024
Madeleine Cravens poetry collection is about queer relationships and family history set in New York City.

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Minnie Phan and Viet Thanh Nguyen publish picture book/graphic novel hybrid

7/2/2024
Minnie Phan lives in Oakland. Her new book Simone is a collaboration with Viet Thanh Nguyen. It's about wildfires and Vietnamese families' experience with climate change.

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Mara Kardas-Nelson book excavates the history of microfinance loans

6/28/2024
Mara Kardas-Nelson reads from her book about the history of small anti-poverty loans, how those came to dominate international development, and what that means for poor borrowers around the world.

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Fire rips through Sierra Nevada town in Daniel Gumbiner novel

6/25/2024
Oakland author Daniel Gumbiner reads from his new book, "Fire in the Canyon." It's about what happens to a family in the Sierra Nevada foothills after a wildfire moves through their town.

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Dorsey Nunn book chronicles the fight for rights of incarcerated people

6/4/2024
East Menlo Park author Dorsey Nunn reads from his new book "What Kind of Bird Can’t Fly." He wrote it in collaboration with journalist Lee Romney. It's about the fight for the full restoration of civil and human rights of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people

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Elizabeth Reed Aden pens medical thriller

5/28/2024
Berkeley author Elizabeth Reed Aden reads from her new book, "The Goldilocks Genome."

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Storytellers share histories in Greg Sarris's 'The Forgetters'

5/21/2024
Greg Sarris lives in Sonoma County. His collection of stories, The Forgetters, came out on April 16th, 2024.

Duration:00:02:46

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Satsuki Ina memoir explores her family’s wrongful WWII incarceration

5/14/2024
Satsuki Ina lives in Albany. Her book, The Poet and the Silk Girl came out on March 26th, 2024.

Duration:00:02:47

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Bridget Quinn writes biography of revolutionary woman artist

5/7/2024
Bridget Quinn lives in Occidental. Her book is "Portrait of a Woman." It's a story about reclaiming a woman's life and work from the ashes of revolution.

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Natasha Triplett book celebrates Juneteenth

4/30/2024
Natasha Triplett's book celebrates Junteenth with the reader through a community parade, a family bbq, and finally a recounting the importance of the holiday.

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Jude Berman writes book of speculative fiction

4/23/2024
Jude Berman's book is about saving democracy and it draws on the wisdom of the Mahābhārata to help us figure that out.

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Sheryl Kaskowitz book details secret government folk music program

4/16/2024
Sheryl Kaskowitz's latest book is about a secret government folk music program that was part of FDR New Deal during the Great Depression.

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Alison Throckmorton pens guide of humorous household tips

4/9/2024
Alison Throckmorton lives in Menlo Park. Her book, "The Good Enough Guide to Better Living," is a humorous guide to making the most out of your home by doing the least amount possible.

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Caroline Paul book explores women, aging, and the outdoors

4/2/2024
Caroline Paul lives in San Francisco. Her book "Tough Broad" is about the science and psychology of aging for women and our place in the outdoors as we do so.

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Grace Loh Prasad finds her way back to Taiwanese identity in memoir

3/26/2024
Grace Loh Prasad finds her way back to Taiwanese identity and heritage in her memoir. It also explores the primacy of language and being able to access a sense of belonging.

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Andrew Garrett writes about efforts to record stories and languages of California indigenous people

3/19/2024
Andrew Garrett's book is about the collaborations between academic researchers and California indigenous people to record their stories and languages.

Duration:00:01:48

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Mary Ladd edits collection about long Covid

3/5/2024
San Francisco author Mary Ladd reads from her book, The Long COVID Reader: Writing and Poetry from 45 Long Haulers. It's a collection of poetry that helps the long Covid community get their voices and experiences heard.

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