Dreams, danger, and tragedy await a family of immigrants to Alaska in The Unpassing, the highly anticipated debut novel of Chia-Chia Lin.
Staff at Alta partner Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena recommend books by California authors or on California subjects.
From steam donkeys to whistle punks, Karl Marlantes’s Deep River is a sweeping tale of Finnish immigrants who felled the forests of the Pacific Northwest at the start of the 20th century.
Take a peek onto the nightstands of Alta's editors—and maybe get a few ideas for your own bedside table reading material.
Staff at Alta partner Book Passage in the Bay Area recommend books by California authors and/or on California subjects.
Upton Sinclair’s 1934 bid for California’s governorship has lessons for today.
Lydia Kiesling’s sharp debut explores the underside of rural California
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