Alta’s partners at Book Passage in the Bay Area recommend books by California authors and on California subjects, with reviews by Book Passage staff members.
Rachel Kushner’s new novel, “The Mars Room,” chronicles gritty life in a women’s prison, with a focus on one inmate’s story in and out of jail.
Was blood-testing company Theranos an ambitious startup gone very wrong — or was it an elaborate scam? John Carreyrou’s new book, “Bad Blood,” examines Silicon Valley’s most notable recent flameout.
With the re-release of "Black Swans: Stories" Los Angeles author and artist Eve Babitz is reestablished as a major West Coast literary icon.
‘The California Field Atlas’ looks at the state’s natural beauty from every angle — and its popularity is soaring. Copies of the new book are almost impossible to keep in stock. Paul Saffo explains why.
Warren Hinckle's editor at the San Francisco Examiner takes us into the newsroom on a "wacko" night with the infamous muckraker — and reviews two Hinckle books in the process.
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