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    Top of Your Stack: 2.22.24

    Neighbors and Other Stories (fiction – hardbound) by Diane Oliver

    This is a bold and haunting debut story collection that follows various characters as they navigate the day-to-day perils of Jim Crow

    racism from Diane Oliver, a missing figure in the canon of twentieth-century African American literature, with an introduction by Tayari Jones.

    I Heard Her Call My Name (nonfiction- hardbound) by Lucy Sante

    This is an iconic writer’s lapidary memoir of a life spent pursuing a dream of artistic truth while evading the truth of her own

    gender identity, until, finally, she turned to face who she really was. Sante brings a loving irony to her account of her unsteady personal transitions; there was much she found she still needed to learn about being a woman after some sixty years cloaked in a man’s identity, in a man’s world.

    Darkhearts (fiction- hardbound) by James L Sutter

    When David quit his band, he missed his shot at fame, trapped in an ordinary high school life while his ex–best friend, Chance, became the hottest teen pop star in America. Then tragedy throws David and Chance back into contact. As old wounds break open, the boys find themselves trading frenemy status for a confusing, secret romance—one that could be David’s ticket back into the band and the spotlight. Perfect for fans of Alice Oseman and Red, White, & Royal BlueDarkhearts is a hilarious, heartfelt, enemies-to-lovers romance about love, celebrity, and what happens when the two collide.

    Upcoming Events

    Saturday, February 24 @ 3 pm (free – SF Ferry Building store) Malia C. Lazu, author of From Intention to Impact

    Award-winning diversity and inclusion strategist Malia C. Lazu will teach attendees how to take the elements laid out in her new book and apply them to their businesses and organizations every day. From Intention to Impact shows what organizations, leaders, and people at all levels must do to create more inclusive environments that honor and value diversity. 

    Tuesday, February 27 @ 5 pm (free – online) V (formerly Eve Ensler), author of Reckoning, in conversation with Michael Cunningham

    The Tony Award-winning, bestselling author of The Vagina Monologues will have an unflinching conversation with critically acclaimed novelist Michael Cunningham about her writing journey career and her latest project, Reckoning. The book invites you to travel the journey of a writer and activist’s life and process over forty years, representing both the core of ideas that have become global movements and the methods through which V survived abuse and self-hatred.

    Friday, March 1 @ 7 pm (ticketed – Dominican University of California) Tommy Orange, author of Wandering Stars

    This promises to be a riveting and vital conversation between featured author Tommy Orange and Greg Sarris, Chairman of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria. In his new novel, Wandering Stars, Orange traces the legacies of the Sand Creek Massacre of 1864 and the Carlisle Indian Industrial School through three generations of a family in a story that is by turns shattering and wondrous.

    Top of Your Stack – Recommendations from Book Passage
    Published on February 22, 2024