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Elevenses with the Reps

Did you miss our last Elevenses? Are you looking for a great new read? Check out our archive of our publisher sales reps talking about their favorite new releases! From debut novels and exciting new nonfiction to bestselling titles arriving in paperback and highly anticipated.

Elevenses with the Reps - October 5th

 

Dave Ehrlich (Chronicle)

Patricia Nelson (Princeton UP, Yale UP)

Andrea Tetrick (PGW)

 

 

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Dave recommends:

Mushrooms: Over 70 Recipes Which Celebrate Mushrooms by Martin Nordin

Forest School for Grown-Ups by Richard Irvine

Jimi by Janie Hendrix & John McDermott

Patricia recommends:

Folk Music: A Bob Dylan Biography in Seven Songs by Greil Marcus

Viral Justice: How We Grow the World We Want by Ruha Benjamin

Catching the Light (Why I Write) by Joy Harjo

Andrea recommends:

Moonage Daydream: The Life & Times of Ziggy Stardust by David Bowie & Mick Rock

Feels Like Home: A Song for the Sonoran Borderlands by Linda Ronstadt

Seeing Like an Artist: What Artists Perceive in the Art of Others by Lincoln Perry

Elevenses with the Reps - September 28th

 

Tom Benton (Penguin Random House)

Jane Brown (D.A.P/Distributed Arts Publisher)

Tom McIntyre (Hachette)

 

 

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Tom B. recommends:

Ithaca by Claire North

Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America by Maggie Haberman

Lady Justice: Women, the Law, and the Battle to Save America by Dahlia Lithwick

Jane recommends:

Wild Things Are Happening: The Art of Maurice Sendak by Maurice Sendak, edited by Jonathan Weinberg

Joan Didion: What She Means by Joan Didion, edited by Hilton Als and Connie Butler

My Pinup by Hilton Als

White Girls by Hilton Als

Vampire Cinema: The First One Hundred Years by Sir Christopher Frayling

Tom M. recommends:

Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng

Less is Lost by Andrew Sean Greer

Witch Hazel by Molly Idle

Elevenses with the Reps - September 21st
 

Will Gawronski (Columbia University Press Sales Consortium)

Andrea Tetrick (PGW)

Amy Comito (Penguin Random House)

 

 

 

Will recommends:

License to Travel: A Cultural History of the Passport by Patrick Bixby

Taxi from Another Planet: Conversations with Drivers about Life in the Universe by Charles S. Cockell

Diego Rivera's America by James Oles

Andrea recommends:

Mr Wilder and Me by Jonathan Coe

Painting Beyond Walls by David Rhodes

Coward: Why We Get Anxious & What We Can Do about It by Tim Clare

Amy recommends:

Shutter by Ramona Emerson

The Birdcatcher by Gayl Jones

Kibogo by Scholastique Mukasonga, translated by Mark Polizzotti

Elevenses with the Reps - September 14th
 

Andrea Tetrick (PGW)

Dave Ehrlich (Chronicle)

Richard McNeace (Faherty & Associates)

 

 

 

Andrea recommends:

Winchelsea by Alex Preston

Who's Raising the Kids?: Big Tech, Big Business, and the Lives of Children by Susan Linn

Victorious by Yishai Sarid, translated by Yardenne Greenspan

Dave recommends:

Homage: Recipes and Stories from an Amish Soul Food Kitchen by Chris Scott & Sarah Zorn

 

Men in Blazers Present Gods of Soccer: The Pantheon of the 100 Greatest Soccer Players (According to Us) by Roger Bennett, Michael Davies, Miranda Davis, and Nate Kitch

Stay Curious and Keep Exploring: 50 Amazing, Bubbly, and Creative Science Experiments to Do with the Whole Family by Emily Calandrelli

Richard recommends:

1000 Design Classics by Phaidon Editors

The Mexican Vegetarian Cookbook: 400 authentic everyday recipes for the home cook by Margarita Carrillo Arronte

Inside, At Home with Great Designers by Phaidon Editors

Elevenses with the Reps - September 7th
 

Shannon Grant (S&S)

Steve Atinsky (Penguin Random House)

Wade Lucas (Penguin Random House)

 

 

 

Shannon recommends:

Properties of Thirst by Marianne Wiggins

One Hundred Saturdays: Stella Levi and the Search for a Lost World by Michael Frank & Maira Kalman

Fairy Tale by Stephen King

My Dirty California by Jason Mosberg

Steve recommends:

The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O'Farrell

Lessons by Ian McEwan

Shrines of Gaiety by Kate Atkinson

Gabe recommends:

On the Rooftop by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton

Electable: Why America Hasn't Put a Woman in the White House . . . Yet by Ali Vitali

The Sentence by Louise Erdrich

Elevenses with the Reps - August 31st
 

Will Gawronski (Columbia University Press Sales Consortium)

Wade Lucas (Penguin Random House)

Andrea Tetrick (PGW)

 

 

 

Will recommends:

What World Is This?: A Pandemic Phenomenology by Judith Butler

Heavy Metal Islam: Rock, Resistance, and the Struggle for the Soul of Islam by Mark Levine

We'll Play till We Die: Journeys across a Decade of Revolutionary Music in the Muslim World by Mark LeVine

The Taqwacores by Michael Muhammad Knight

The Horde: How the Mongols Changed the World by Marie Favereau

Wade recommends:

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

California Soul by Keith Corbin

Life's Work by David Milch

Andrea recommends:

The Search for the Genuine: Nonfiction, 1970-2015 by Jim Harrison

:Sugar Street by Jonathan Dee

The Betrayed by Reine Arcache Melvin

Debra recommends:

My Dirty California by Jason Mosberg

Joey recommends:

 Bad Actors by Mick Herron

Elevenses with the Reps - August 24th
 

Patricia Nelson (Yale, Princeton)

Joe Murphy (Norton)

 

 

 

Patricia recommends:

The Mind of a Bee by Lars Chittka

Flying Snakes and Griffin Claws: And Other Classical Myths, Historical Oddities, and Scientific Curiosities by Adrienne Mayor

Greek Fire, Poison Arrows, and Scorpion Bombs: Unconventional Warfare in the Ancient World by Adrienne Mayor

Black Wind, White Snow: Russia's New Nationalism by Charles Clover

How I Became a Tree by Sumana Roy

Words for the Heart: A Treasury of Emotions from Classical India by Maria Heim

Joe recommends:

Indigenous Continent: The Epic Contest for North America by Pekka Hämäläinen

Lakota America also by Pekka Hämäläinen

Black Snow: Curtis LeMay, the Firebombing of Tokyo, and the Road to the Atomic Bomb by James M. Scott

Victory Is Assured: Uncollected Writings of Stanley Crouch

Muriel Spark's entire catalog

The Driver's Seat 

Loitering With Intent

Memento Mori 

A Far Cry From Kensington 

New Russian Fiction:

Lucky Breaks By Yevgenia Belorusets,

The Orphanage by Serhiy Zhadan 

Elevenses with the Reps - August 17th
 

Dave Ehrlich (Chronicle)

Gabe Barillas (HarperCollins)

Steve Atinsky (Penguin Random House)

 

 

 

Dave recommends:

Pocket Nature Series: Cloud Spotting by Casey Schreiner

Pocket Nature Series: Leaf-Peeping by Erin Riley

The Herbivorous Butcher Cookbook: 75+ Recipes for Plant-Based Meats and All the Dishes You Can Make with Them by Aubry Walch and Kale Walch

Los Angeles, Baby! by Feather Flores and Asia Ellington

Gabe recommends:

Moth by Melody Razak

Touch by Olaf Olafsson

Pastoral Song: A Farmer's Journey by James Rebanks

Steve recommeds:

The Rabbit Hutch by Tess Gunty

Elizabeth Finch by Julian Barnes

Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead

Elevenses with the Reps - August 10th
 

Gabe Barillas (HarperCollins)

Tom Benton (Penguin Random House)

Amy Comito (Penguin Random House)

 

 

 

Gabe recommends:

Heat 2 by Michael Mann & Meg Gardiner

May Tomorrow Be Awake: On Poetry, Autism, and Our Neurodiverse Future by Chris Martin

The Women Could Fly by Megan Giddings

Tom recommends:

Acceptance: A Memoir by Emi Nietfeld

A Map for the Missing by Belinda Huijuan Tang

Afterlives by Abdulrazak Gurnah

Amy recommeds:

Witches by Brenda Lozano

Dead-End Memories by Banana Yoshimoto

Cat Brushing by Jane Campbell

The Color Meditation Deck: 500+ Prompts to Explore Watercolor and Spark Your Creativity by Lisa Solomon

Elevenses with the Reps - August 3rd 
 

Dave Ehrlich (Chronicle)

Patricia Nelson (Yale, Princeton)

Jane Brown (Distributed Arts Publilshers)

 

 

 

Dave recommends:

A Dish for All Seasons, by Kathryn Pauline

Dave's cat recommends They All Saw A Cat by Brendan Wenzel

The Devil's Atlas by Edward Brooke-Hitching

Ultimate Road Trips: USA & Canada, by Andrew Collins

Patricia recommends:

When Animals Dream by David M. Peña-Guzmán

Kimono Style, by Monika Bincsik, Karen van Godtsenhoven (Contributions by), Masanao Arai

Hieronymus Bosch by Margaret Carroll

Birds and Us, by Tim Birkhead

Jane recommeds:

Black Ivy, edited by Jason Jules and Graham Marsh

Heliotropo 37 by Graciela Iturbide

Vasily Kandinsky: Around the Circle

Elevenses with the Reps - July 27th
 

Will Gawronski (Columbia University Press Sales Consortium)

Joe Murphy (Norton)

 

 

 

Will recommends:

Diego Rivera's America edited by James Oles

The Pyrocene: How We Created an Age of Fire, and What Happens Next by Stephen J. Pyne

Road Trip to Nowhere: Hollywood Encounters the Counterculture by Jon Lewis

The Ecological Buffalo: On the Trail of a Keystone Species by Wes Olson, Johane Janelle (Photographer)

Joe recommends:

Democratic Justice: Felix Frankfurter, the Supreme Court, and the Making of the Liberal Establishment by Brad Snyder

You Bet Your Life: Your Guide to Deadly Risk by Sheila Buff & Joe Buff

The Other Side of Prospect: A Story of Violence, Injustice, and the American City by Nicholas Dawidoff

Too Much of Life: The Complete Crônicas by Clarice Lispector

Complete Stories by Clarice Lispector

 

Elevenses with the Reps - July 20th
 

Gabe Barillas (HarperCollins)

Tom Benton (Penguin Random House)

Steve Atinsky (Penguin Random House)

 

 

Gabe recommends:

Before The Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe and What Lies Beyond by Laura Mersini-Houghton

Portrait of an Unknown Woman by Daniel Silva

Harry Sylvester Bird by Chinelo Okparanta

Tom recommends:

Horse by Geraldine Brooks

China Room by Sunjeev Sahota

The Last White Man by Moshin Hamid

Steve recommends:

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin

The Church of Baseball: The Making of Bull Durham: Home Runs, Bad Calls, Crazy Fights, Big Swings, and a Hit by Ron Shelton

Hurricane Girl by Marcy Dermansky

Elevenses with the Reps - July 13th
 
Kelsey Bomba (Brentwood)
 

Mary Pluto (Del Mar)

Debra Ginsberg (Del Mar)

 

 

Kelsey recommends:

Labyrinth by Kate Mosse

Possession by A.S. Byatt

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Mary recommends:

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

The Last Slave Ship: The True Story of How Clotilda Was Found, Her Descendants, and an Extraordinary Reckoning by Ben Raines

Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan

Debra recommends:

The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue

Green Darkness by Anya Seton

Nein, Nein, Nein!: One Man's Tale of Depression, Psychic Torment, and a Bus Tour of the Holocaust by Jerry Stahl

Asterix Omnibus #1: Collects Asterix the Gaul, Asterix and the Golden Sickle, and Asterix and the Goths by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo (Illustrator)

Elevenses with the Reps - July 6th
 

Amy Comito (Penguin Random House)

Tom McIntyre (Hachette Book Group)

Jane Brown (Distributed Art Publishers)

 

 

Amy recommends:

Nuclear Family by Joseph Han

Clark and Division by Naomi Hirahara

How to Relax by Thich Nhat Hanh (and the whole Mindfulness Essentials series)

Tom M. recommends:

The Traveling Feast: On the Road and at the Table with My Heroes by Rick Bass

The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin

The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin

Illegally Yours by Rafael Agustin

Jane recommends:

Lee Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse

Women Painting Women by By Andrea Karnes (Editor), Marla Price (Preface by), Emma Amos (Text by)

 

Elevenses with the Reps - June 29th
 
Joe Murphy (W. W. Norton)

Tom McIntyre (Hachette Book Group)

Tom Benton (Penguin Random House)
 

 

Joe recommends:

France: An Adventure History by Graham Robb

Resistance: The Underground War Against Hitler, 1939-1945 by Halik Kochanski

The Cocktail Seminars by Brian D. Hoefling

Tom M. recommends:

Lapvona by Ottessa Moshfegh

Agent Josephine: American Beauty, French Hero, British Spy by Damien Lewis

The Displacements by Bruce Holsinger

Tom B. recommends:

Happy-Go-Lucky by David Sedaris 

The Dead Romantics by Ashley Poston

A Lady for a Duke by Alexis Hall

 

 

 

Elevenses with the Reps - June 22nd
 
Gabe Barillas (HarperCollins)

Tom McIntyre (Hachette Book Group)

Andrea Tetrick (PGW)
 

 

Gabe recommends:

Juniper & Thorn by Ava Reid

Dinner for One: How Cooking in Paris Saved Me by Sutanya Dacres

A Year to the Day by Robin Benway

Andrea recommends:

Also a Poet: Frank O'Hara, My Father, and Me by Ada Calhoun

Three by Valérie Perrin

Exalted by Anna Dorn

Tom recommends: 

Unequal: A Story of America by Michael Eric Dyson and Marc Favreau

Kaikeyi by Vaishnavi Patel

The High Sierra: A Love Story by Kim Stanley Robinson

 

Elevenses with the Reps (Booksellers this week) - June 15th
 

Lynn (Brentwood) 

Eddie (Del Mar) 

Mary (Del Mar)

 

 

Lynn recommends:

Don't Eat Bees: Life Lessons from Chip the Dog by Dev Petty and Mike Boldt

Big Truck, Little Island by Chris Van Dusen

Who Would Win series

The Secret Signs of Nature:

How to Uncover Hidden Clues in the Sky, Water, Plants, Animals, and Weather by Craig Caudill and Carrie Shyrock

Eddie recommends: 

Knight Owl by Christopher Denise

Tiny Dino by Deborah Freedman

My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George

Mary recommends:

Alone Like Me by Rebecca Evans

Elevenses with the Reps - June 8th
 
Gabe Barillas (HarperCollins)

Steve Atinsky (Random House)

Richard McNeace (Faherty & Associates)
 

 

Gabe recommends:

Mother Ocean Father Nation by Nishant Batsha

One Big Damn Puzzler by John Harding  

Gabe recommends Aurora by David Koepp

Private Label by Kelly Yang

Afterparties by Anthony Veasna So

The Hidden Palace: A Novel of the Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker

Richard recommends: 

OutWrite: The Speeches that Shaped LGBTQ Literary Culture by Julie R. Enszer & Elena Gross

Why Patti Smith Matters by Caryn Rose

30 Animals That Made Us Smarter: Stories of the Natural World That Inspired Human Ingenuity by Patrick Aryee

Bourbon is My Comfort Food by Heather Wibbels & Susan Reigler

Elevenses with the Reps - June 1st
 
Wade Lucas (Random House)

Shannon Grant (Simon & Schuster)

Will Gawronski (Columbia University Press Sales Consortium)
 

 

Debra recommends:

 
Shannon recommends:

You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty by Akwaeke Emezi

Tracy Flick Can't Win by Tom Perrotta

Where the Truth Lies by Anna Bailey

We Spread by Iain Reid

Will recommends:

The Shortest History of the Soviet Union by Sheila Fitzpatrick     

A Place at the Nayarit: How a Mexican Restaurant Nourished a Community by Natalia Molina  

The Yoga Sutras of Patañjali by Abū Rayḥān al-Bīrūnī    

The Book of Charlatans by Jamāl al-Dīn ʿAbd al-Raḥīm al-Jawbarī 

Elevenses with the Reps - May 25th
 
Wade Lucas (Random House)
 
Andrea Tetrick (PGW)

Steve Atinksy (Random House)

Will Gawronski (University of California Press, Harvard, and other university presses)

 

Wade recommends:

Star Wars: Brotherhood by Mike Chen

Hide by Kiersten White

The River of Doubt; Theodore Rossevelt's Darkest Journey

Two Wheels Good: The History and Mystery of the Bicycle by Jody Rosen

Andrea recommends:

The Hurting Kind by Ada Limón

The Book of Unconformities: Speculations on Lost Time by Hugh Raffles

The Long Corner by Alexander Maksik

Steve recommends:

The Red Arrow by William Brewer

River of the Gods: Genius, Courage, and Betrayal in the Search for the Source of the Nile by Candice Millard

Mean Baby: A Memoir of Growing Up by Selma   Blair

Will recommends:

Burning the Books: A History of the Deliberate Destruction of Knowledge by Richard Oven

Generation Gap: Why the Baby Boomers Still Dominate American Politics and Culture by Kevin Munger                     

 The End of Astronauts: Why Robots Are the Future of Exploration by Donald Goldsmith and Martin Rees                             

Elevenses with the Reps - May 18th

Gabe Barillas (HarperCollins)

Patricia Nelson (Princeton University Press)
 
 

 

 
 

                                                                                                                        Gabe recommends:                                                                                                          The Power of Silence in a World of Noise by Justin Zorn & Leigh Marz

The Cherry Robbers by Sarai Walker

Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt

The High Desert: Black. Punk. Nowhere. by James Spooner

Patricia recommends:

The Wordhord: Daily Life in Old English by Hana Videen

The Castle: A History by John Goodall

More Real Life Rock: The Wilderness Years, 2014–2021 by Greil Marcus

Viral Justice: How We Grow the World We Want by Ruha Benjamin

I Always Knew by Barbara Chase-Riboud

                                                                           

Elevenses with DIESEL Booksellers - May 11th

Debra (Del Mar)

Joey (Brentwood)

Amelia (Del Mar)

 

 

Debra recommends:

Putin's Russia: The Rise of a Dictator by Darryl Cunningham

Bullet Train by Kotaro Isaka

Happening by Annie Ernaux

Joey recommends:

Saga: Compendium One by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples

Djinn City by Saad Z. Hossain

A Prayer for the Crown Shy by Becky Chambers

Amelia recommends:

The Girl who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

An Eternal Lei by Naomi Hirahara

Elevenses with the Reps - May 4th

Shannon Grant (S&S)

Andrea Tetrick (PGW)

 

 

Shannon recommends:

The Modern Proper: Simple Dinners for Every Day by Holly Erickson and Natalie Mortimer

Damnation Spring by Ash Davidson

The Hawk's Way: Encounters with Fierce Beauty by Sy Montgomery

The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race by Walter Isaacson

Andrea recommends:

The Coasts of California by Obi Kaufmann

Life Sentences by Billy O'Callaghan

Thin Places: A Natural History of Healing and Home by Kerri Ní Dochartaigh

The Second Cut by Louise Welsh

Elevenses with the Reps - April 27th

Wade Lucas (Random House)

Tom Benton (Penguin)

Joe Murphy (Norton)

 

 

Wade recommends:

The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams

Gone Girl (Special Edition) by Gillian Flynn

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

Tom recommends:

Search by Michelle Huneven

Trust by Hernan Diaz

Book Lovers by Emily Henry

Joe recommends:

The Immortal King Rao by Vauhini Vara

Bad Mexicans: Race, Empire, and Revolution in the Borderlands by Kelly Lytle Hernández

Hawk Mountain by Conner Habib

Elevenses with the Reps - April 20th

Shannon Grant (S&S)

Patricia Nelson (Princeton University Press)

Will Gawronski (Columbia University Press Consortium)

 

 

Shannon recommends:

Things They Lost by Okwiri Oduor

Bomb Shelter: Love, Time, and Other Explosives by Mary Laura Philpott

The Candy House by Jennifer Egan

Patricia recommends:

Nonconformers: A New History of Self-Taught Artists by Lisa Slominski

The Good-Enough Life by Avram Alpert

Mudlark'd: Hidden Histories from the River Thames by Malcolm Russell

Will recommends:

Desperate Remedies: Psychiatry's Turbulent Quest to Cure Mental Illness by Andrew Scull

Chimpanzee Memoirs: Stories of Studying and Saving Our Closest Living Relatives by Stephen R. Ross & Lydia M. Hopper

A Brief History of Fascist Lies by Federico Finchelstein

Elevenses with the Reps - April 13th

Steve Atinsky (Random House)

Gabe Barillas (HarperCollins)

Richard McNeace (Faherty & Associates)

 

 

Steve recommends:

Riverman: An American Odyssey by Ben McGrath

Early Morning Riser by Katherine Heiny

Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead

Gabe recommends:

Woman, Eating: A Literary Vampire Novel by Claire Kohda

The Caretakers by Amanda Bestor-Siegal

Lost and Found in Paris by Lian Dolan

Richard recommends:

Visionary: The Mysterious Origins of Human Consciousness (The Definitive Edition of Supernatural) by Graham Hancock

Don't Just Sit There, DO NOTHING: Healing, Chilling, and Living with the Tao Te Ching by Jessie Asya Kanzer

What Lies Beneath: California Pioneer Cemeteries and Graveyards by Gail L. Jenner

Elevenses with the Reps - April 6th

Andrea Tetrick (PGW)

Tom Benton (Penguin)

 

 

Andrea recommends:

Young Mungo by Douglas Stuart

Souvenirs by Karen An-Hwei Lee, & Andrew Colarusso

Les Fleurs Du Mal by Charles Baudelaire & Richard Howard (Translator)

I Wore this Dress for You Today, Mom by Kim Dower

Tom recommends:

Time is a Mother by Ocean Vuong

The Return of Faraz Ali by Aamina Ahmad

Portrait of a Thief by Grace D. Li

Cassandra at the Wedding by Dorothy Baker

 

Elevenses with the Reps - March 30th

Wade Lucas (Random House)

Steve Atinsky (Random House)

Will Gawronski (Columbia University Press Consortium)

 

 

Wade recommends:

Mercury Pictures Presents by Anthony Marra

Half Baked Harvest Every Day: Recipes for Balanced, Flexible, Feel-Good Meals by Tieghan Gerard

Refuse to Be Done: How to Write and Rewrite a Novel in Three Drafts by Matt Bell

Steve recommends:

Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

In On the Joke: The Original Queens of Standup Comedy by Shawn Levy

Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel

Will recommends:

A Brief History of Equality by Thomas Piketty

America, Goddam: Violence, Black Women, and the Struggle for Justice by Treva B. Lindsey

Traveling Black: A Story of Race and Resistance by Mia Bay

Elevenses with the Reps - March 23rd

Steve Atinsky (Random House)

Gabe Barillas (HarperCollins)

Andrea Tetrick (PGW)

 

 

Steve recommends:

French Braid by Anne Tyler

When We Were Birds by Ayanna Lloyd Banwo

I Was Better Last Night by Harvey Fierstein

Gabe recommends:

Nine Lives by Peter Swanson

Snails & Monkey Tails: A Visual Guide to Punctuation & Symbols by Michael Arndt

The Oak Papers by James Canton

Andrea recommends:

Imaginable: How to See the Future Coming and Feel Ready for Anything--Even Things That Seem Impossible Today by Jane McGonigal 

The Dharma Bum's Guide to Western Literature: Finding Nirvana in the Classics by Dean Sluyter

Give Unto Others by Donna Leon

Elevenses with the Reps - March 16th

Patricia Nelson (Princeton University Press)

Dave Ehrlich (Chronicle Books)

Tom Benton (Penguin)

 

 

Patricia recommends:

 California: An American History by John Mack Faragher

Translating Myself and Others by Jhumpa Lahiri

Traitor, Survivor, Icon: The Legacy of La Malinche

Dave recommends:

The Modern Caravan: Stories of Love, Beauty, and Adventure on the Open Road by Kate Oliver

Tales of the Sea: Traditional Stories of Magic and Adventure from around the World by Maggie Chiang

Six California Kitchens: A Collection of Recipes, Stories, and Cooking Lessons from a Pioneer of California Cuisine by Sally Schmitt

Tom recommends:

The Love of My Life by Rosie Walsh

Booth by Karen Joy Fowler

Glory by NoViolet Bulawayo

Elevenses with the Reps - March 9th

Gabe Barillas (HarperCollins)

Tom McIntyre (Hachette)

Richard McNeace (Faherty & Associates)

 

 

Gabe recommends:

Read Dangerously: The Subversive Power of Literature in Troubled Times by Azar Nafisi

The Old Woman with the Knife by Gu Byeong-Mo

The Last Confessions of Sylvia P by Lee Kravetz

Tom recommends:

The Far Land: 200 Years of Murder, Mania, and Mutiny in the South Pacific by Brandon Presser

Knight Owl by Christopher Denise

Peach Blossom Spring by Melissa Fu

Richard recommends:

Wild: The Naturalistic Garden by Noel Kingsbury & Claire Takacs

Artifacts: Fascinating Facts about Art, Artists, and the Art World

Portugal: The Cookbook by Leandro Carreira

Elevenses with the Reps - March 2nd

Patricia Nelson (Princeton University Press, Yale University Press)

Shannon Grant (Simon & Schuster)

 

 

Patricia recommends:

Woman: The American History of an Idea by Lillian Faderman

The Orphanage by Serhiy Zhadan, Reilly Costigan-Humes (Translated by), Isaac Stackhouse Wheeler (Translated by)

The Lives of Moths: A Natural History of Our Planet's Moth Life by Andrei Sourakov & Rachel Warren Chadd

Water, Wind, Breath: Southwest Native Art in the Barnes Foundation by Lucy Fowler Williams (Editor), Antonio Chavarria (Contributions by), TahNibaa Naataanii (Contributions by), Ken Williams (Contributions by), Robert Bauver (Contributions by), Laurie D. Webster (Contributions by)

Shannon recommends:

Sentient: How Animals Illuminate the Wonder of Our Human Senses by Jackie Higgins

One Italian Summer (Signed Copy) by Rebecca Serle

Tell Me an Ending by Jo Harkin

The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles

Elevenses with the Reps - Feb 23rd

Steve Atinsky (Random House)

Joe Murphy (Norton)

Gabe Barillas (HarperCollins)

 

 

Steve recommends:

The Swimmers by Julie Otsuka

The Verifiers by Jane Pek

Buster Keaton by James Curtis

Joe recommends:

The Family Chao by Lan Samantha Chang

The Bald Eagle by Jack E. Davis

The Wok by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt

Gabe recommends:

The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley

Blood, Sweat, & Chrome by Kyle Buchanan

The Upstairs House by Julia Fine

Elevenses with the Reps - Feb 16th

Will Gawronski (Columbia University Press Consortium)

Andrea Tetrick (PGW)

 

 

Will recommends:

The Auntie Sewing Squad Guide to Mask Making, Radical Care, and Racial Justice by Mai-Linh K. Hong (Editor), Chrissy Yee Lau (Editor), Preeti Sharma (Editor), Kristina Wong (Foreword by)

We Are the Land by Damon B. Akins, William J. Bauer, Jr.

Who's Black and Why? by Henry Louis Gates

Poems of the First Buddhist Women: A Translation of the Therigatha by Charles Hallisey

Andrea recommends:

Manifesto: On Never Giving Up by Bernardine Evaristo

The Heretic by Liam McIlvanney

Ocean State by Stewart O'Nan

Homesick by Jennifer Croft

 

Elevenses with the Reps - Feb 9th

Wade Lucas (Random House)

Joe Murphy (Norton)

Tom McIntyre (Hachette)

 

 

Wade recommends:

Flying Solo by Linda Holmes

Buy Yourself the F*cking Lilies by Tara Schuster

Malice and Misrule by Heather Walter
 

Joe recommends:

Heartbreak by Florence Williams

Free by Lea Ypi

Post Captain by Patrick O'Brian

Tom recommends:

Mirror Girls by Kelly McWilliams

Hag: Forgotten Folktales Retold by Daisy Johnson, Kirsty Logan, Emma Glass, Eimear McBride, Natasha Carthew, Mahsuda Snaith, Naomi Booth, Liv Little, Imogen Hermes Gowar, Irenosen Okojie

Julie & Julia by Julie Powell
 

Elevenses with the Reps - Feb 2nd

Gabe Barillas (HarperCollins)

Steve Atinsky (Random House)

 

 

Gabe recommends:

Free Love by Tessa Hadley

Notes on an Execution by Danya Kukafka

The Good Wife of Bath by Karen Brooks

Riley's Ghost by John David Anderson

Steve recommends:

The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb

Other People's Clothes by Calla Henkel

Ulysses: An Illustrated Edition by James Joyce & Eduardo Arroyo

Worn: A People's History of Clothing by Sofi Thanhauser

Elevenses with the Reps - Jan 26th

Shannon Grant (S&S)

Wade Lucas (Random House)

Dave Ehrlich (Chronicle)

 

 

Shannon recommends:

The School for Good Mothers by Jessamine Chan

Vladimir by Julia May Jonas

Ain't Burned All the Bright by Jason Reynolds & Jason Griffin

Wade recommends:

Joan Is Okay by Weike Wang

Violeta by Isabel Allende

The Girl Before by JP Delaney

Dave recommends:

A Tree a Day by Amy-Jane Beer

Tales of the Sea: Traditional Stories of Magic and Adventure from around the World by Maggie Chiang

Have You Ever Seen a Flower? by Shawn Harris

Elevenses with DIESEL Booksellers - Jan 19th

Debra (Del Mar)

Lynn (Brentwood)

Joey (Brentwood)

 

 

Debra recommends:

Bullet Train by Kotaro Isaka

Recitatif: A Story by Toni Morrison

Last Resort by Andrew Lipstein

Lynn recommends:

The Every by Dave Eggers

The Anomaly by Hervé Le Tellier

Mouth to Mouth by Antoine Wilson

Joey recommends:

Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson

Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

Elevenses with the Reps - Jan 12th

Joe Murphy (WW Norton)

Wendy Pearl (Penguin)

Steve Atinsky (Random House)

 

 

Joe recommends:

The Latinist: A Novel by Mark Prins

Seven Games: A Human History by Joe Roeder

Parisians: An Adventure History of Paris by Graham Robb

Wendy recommends:

Fiona and Jane by Jean Chen Ho

Love & Saffron: A Novel of Friendship, Food, and Love by Kim Fay

The Push: A Novel by Ashley Audrain

Steve recommends:

To Paradise: A Novel by Hanya Yanagihara

Aftermath: Life in the Fallout of the Third Reich, 1945-1955 by Harald Jähner

Emotional: How Feelings Shape Our Thinking by Leonard Mlodinow

Elevenses with the Reps - January 5th

Will Gawronksi (Columbia University Press Consortium)

Dave Ehrlich (Chronicle Books)

Patricia Nelson (Princeton University Press)

 

 

Will recommends:

The Best American Magazine Writing 2021 by Sid Holt (Editor)

A Field Guide to White Supremacy by Kathleen Belew & Ramon A. Gutierrez (Editors)

Savage Journey: Hunter S. Thompson and the Weird Road to Gonzo by Peter Richardson

Dave recommends:

The Sunny Nihilist: A Declaration of the Pleasure of Pointlessness by Wendy Syfret

Feel Good Smoothies: 40 Smoothies to Power Your Body and Mind by Sandra Wu

The Stahl House: Case Study House #22: The Making of a Modernist Icon by Bruce Stahl, Shari Stahl Gronwald, & Kim Cross

Patricia recommends:

Gilgamesh: A New Translation of the Ancient Epic by Sophus Helle

How to Tell a Joke: An Ancient Guide to the Art of Humor by Marcus Tullius Cicero

The Library at Night by Alberto Manguel

Elevenses with the Reps - December 29th

Andrea Tetrick (PGW)

Gabe Barillas (HarperCollins)

Richard MacNeace (Faherty & Associates)

 

 

Andrea recommends:

The Promise by Damon Galgut

The Steal: The Attempt to Overturn the 2020 Election and the People Who Stopped It by Mark Bowden & Matthew Teague

Young Mungo by Douglas Stuart

Gabe recommends:

The Comfortable Kitchen: 105 Laid-Back, Healthy, and Wholesome Recipes by Alex Snodgrass

Once Upon a Time We Ate Animals: The Future of Food by Roanne van Voorst

Here’s to Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera

Richard recommends:

American Cowboys by Anouk Masson Krantz

Jock Peters, Architecture and Design: The Varieties of Modernism by Christopher Long

On California: From Napa to Nebbiolo... Wine Tales from the Golden State by Susan Keevil (Editor)

Elevenses with the Reps - December 22nd (Home & Garden)

Andrea Tetrick (PGW)

Dave Ehrlich (Chronicle Books)

Richard MacNeace (Faherty & Associates)

 

 

Andrea recommends:

Books Do Furnish a Room: Organize, Display, Store by Leslie Geddes Brown

Stay Wild: Cabins, Rural Getaways and Sublime Solitude by Gestalten, Canopy & Stars

Seed to Dust: Life, Nature, and a Country Garden by Marc Hamer

Dave recommends:

Around the World in 80 Plants by Jonathan Drori

A New Leaf: Curated houses where plants meet Design by Jennifer Haslam & Pip McCormac

High Vibe Home: Holistic Design for Beautiful Spaces with Healing, Balanced Energy by Kirsten Yadouga

Richard recommends:

Atlas of Interior Design by Dominic Bradbury

The Garden Book: Revised & Updated Edition by Tim Richardson (Editor)

Living in Color: Color in Contemporary Interior Design by Phaidon Editors

Elevenses with the Reps - December 15th (Music)

Shannon Grant (Simon & Schuster)

Tom McIntyre (Hachette)

Gabe Barillas (HarperCollins)

Shannon recommends:

Sinatra and Me: In the Wee Small Hours by Tony Oppedisano & Mary Jane Ross

She Come By It Natural: Dolly Parton and the Women Who Lived Her Songs by Sarah Smarsh

The Final Revival of Opal & Nev by Dawnie Welton

Tom recommends:

Set the Night on Fire: Living, Dying, and Playing Guitar With the Doors by Robby Krieger & Jeff Alulis

Mozart's Starling by Lyanda Lynn Haupt

Life by Keith Richards

Gabe recommends:

Rock Me on the Water: 1974 - The Year Los Angeles Transformed Movies, Music, Television, and Politics by Ronald Brownstein

The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music by Dave Grohl

Lightning Striking: Ten Transformative Moments in Rock and Roll by Lenny Kaye

Elevenses with the Reps - December 8th (Food & Drink)

Wade Lucas (Random House)

Will Gawronski (Columbia University Press Consortium)

Dave Ehrlich (Chronicle Books)

 

 

Wade recommends:

Bourbon: The Story of Kentucky Whiskey by Clay Risen

The Billionaire's Vinegar: The Mystery of the World's Most Expensive Bottle of Wine by Benjamin Wallace

Will recommends:

Champagne Charlie: The Frenchman Who Taught Americans to Love Champagne by Don Kladstrup & Petie Kladstrup 

The Blood of the Colony: Wine and the Rise and Fall of French Algeria by Owen White

Dave recommends:

Apres All Day: 65+ Cozy Recipes to Share with Family and Friends by Kelley Epstein

Baking for the Holidays: 50+ Treats for a Festive Season by Sarah Kieffer

Elevenses with the Reps - December 1st (Film & TV)

Debra Ginsberg (DIESEL, A Bookstore)

Steve Atinsky (Random House)

Patricia Nelson (Princeton University Press)

 

 

Debra recommends:

Woke Up This Morning: The Definitive Oral History of The Sopranos by Michael Imperioli, Steve Schirripa

Leave the Gun, Take the Cannoli: The Epic Story of the Making of The Godfather by Mark Seal

Steve recommends:

Inside Comedy: The Soul, Wit, and Bite of Comedy and Comedians of the Last Five Decades by David Steinberg

Colorization: One Hundred Years of Black Films in a White World by Wil Haygood

Sondheim: Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Patricia recommends:

Versace: The Complete Collections by Tim Blanks

The Story of the Country House: A History of Places and People by Clive Aslet

Miyazakiworld: A Life in Art by Susan Napier

Elevenses with the Reps - November 24th (Let's Eat!)

Wade Lucas (Random House)

Richard MacNeace (Faherty and Associates)

Gabe Barillas (HarperCollins)

 

 

Wade recommends:

Malibu Farm Sunrise to Sunset: Simple Recipes All Day: A Cookbook by Helene Henderson

That Sounds So Good: 100 Real-Life Recipes for Every Day of the Week: A Cookbook by Carla Lalli Music

Provecho: 100 Vegan Mexican Recipes to Celebrate Culture and Community by Edgar Castrejón

Richard recommends:

The Jewish Cookbook by Leah Koenig

The Italian Bakery: Step-by-Step Recipes with the Silver Spoon by The Silver Spoon Kitchen

The Latin American Cookbook by Virgilio Martinez

Gabe recommends:

The New Easy by Donna Hay

Lemon, Love & Olive Oil by Mina Stone

The Kitchen Whisperers: Cooking with the Wisdom of Our Friends by Dorothy Kalins

Elevenses with the Reps - November 17th

Gary Hart (Chicago University Press)

Wade Lucas (Random House)

Shannon Grant (Simon & Schuster)

Gary recommends:

Black Paper: Writing in a Dark Time by Teju Cole

The Nutmeg's Curse: Parables for a Planet in Crisis by Amitav Ghosh

Supernatural America: The Paranormal in American Art by Robert Cozzolino (Editor)

Wade recommends:

The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story by Nikole Hannah-Jones

The New York Times Book Review: 125 Years of Literary History by Tina Jordan (Editor) & Noor Qasim (Editor)

An Elderly Lady Must Not Be Crossed by Helene Tursten

Shannon recommends:

The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows by John Koenig

The Hummingbirds' Gift: Wonder, Beauty, and Renewal on Wings by Sy Montgomery

On Animals by Susan Orlean

 

Elevenses with the Reps - November 10th

Andrea Tetrick (PGW)

Gabe Barillas (HarperCollins)

Tom McIntyre (Hachette)

Andrea recommends:

Nina Simone's Gum by Warren Ellis

The Story of Looking by Mark Cousins

Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan

Gabe recommends:

The Sentence by Louise Erdrich

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: A Novel by Quentin Tarantino

Hench: A Novel by Natalie Zina Walschots

Tom recommends:

Hip-Hop (And Other Things) by Shea Serrano

The Dark Hours by Michael Connelly

Treasury of Magical Tales From Around the World by Donna Jo Napoli

Elevenses with the Reps - November 3rd

Will Gawronski (Columbia University Consortium Press),

Steve Atinsky (Random House), and

Shannon Grant (Simon & Schuster)

 

 

Will recommends:

Chop Suey, USA: The Story of Chinese Food in America (Arts and Traditions of the Table: Perspectives on Culinary H) by Yong Chen

Iconotypes: A Compendium of Butterflies and Moths, Jones' Icones Complete (Hardcover) edited by Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Memory Speaks: On Losing and Reclaiming Language and Self (Hardcover) by Julie Sedivy

Steve recommends:

The Anomaly: A Novel by Hervé Le Tellier, translated by Adriana Hunter

Madam: The Biography of Polly Adler, Icon of the Jazz Age by Debby Applegate

Murakami T: The T-Shirts I Love by Haruki Murakami, translated by Philip Gabriel

Shannon recommends:

Ready, Set, Cook: How To Make Good Food with What's On Hand (No Fancy Skills, Fancy Equipment, or Fancy Budget Required) by Dawn Perry

Taste: My Life Through Food by Stanley Tucci

Cloud Cuckoo Land: A Novel by Anthony Doerr

Elevenses with the Reps - October 27th

Will Gawronski (Columbia University Consortium Press),

Joe Murphy (W.W. Norton & Company), and

Dave Ehrlich (Chronicle)

 

 

Will recommends:

Inventing Tomorrow: H. G. Wells and the Twentieth Century by Sarah Cole

The Short Stories of Oscar Wilde: An Annotated Selection by Oscar Wilde

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: The Authoritative Text with Original Illustrations (Mark Twain Library #9) by Mark Twain

Joe recommends:

The Essential New York Times Cookbook: The Recipes of Record by Amanda Hesser

The Annotated Arabian Nights: Tales from 1001 Nights, translated by Yasmine Seale

The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present by Paul McCartney

Dave recommends:

SPIKE by Spike Lee

Baking for the Holidays: 50+ Treats for a Festive Season by Sarah Kieffer

Carpenters: The Musical Legacy by Mike Cidoni Lennox

Elevenses with the Reps - October 20th

Tom McIntyre (Hachette),

Wendy Pearl (Penguin), and

Patricia Nelson (Princeton University Press)

 

 

Tom recommends:

The Memoirs of Stockholm Sven by Nathaniel Ian Miller

Set the Night on Fire: Living, Dying, and Playing Guitar With the Doors by Robby Krieger

The Collected Works of Jim Morrison: Poetry, Journals, Transcripts, and Lyrics by Jim Morrison

A Carnival of Snackery: Diaries (2003-2020) by David Sedaris

Wendy recommends:

The Lincoln Highway: A Novel by Amor Towles

Orwell's Roses by Rebecca Solnit

The Korean Vegan Cookbook: Reflections and Recipes from Omma's Kitchen by Joanne Lee Molinaro

Patricia recommends:

After One Hundred Winters: In Search of Reconciliation on America's Stolen Lands by Margaret D. Jacobs

Time for Socialism: Dispatches from a World on Fire, 2016-2021 by Thomas Piketty

Georgia O'Keeffe, Photographer by Lisa Volpe

The Complete Birds of the World: Every Species Illustrated by Norman Arlott

Elevenses with the Reps - October 13th

Andrea Tetrick (PGW),

Dave Ehrlich (Chronicle), and

Steve Atinsky (Random House)

 

 

Andrea recommends:

The Beatles: Get Back by The Beatles

A Single Rose by Muriel Barbery

The Wrong End of the Telescope by Rabih Alameddine

Dave recommends:

A Confederacy of Dumptys: Portraits of American Scoundrels in Verse by John Lithgow

Take One Fish: The New School of Scale-to-Tail Cooking and Eating by Josh Niland

Skulls: Portraits of the Dead and the Stories They Tell by Paul Gambino

Steve recommends:

The Survivors: A Novel by Alex Schulman

MacArthur Park: A Novel by Judith Freeman

The Last Diving Horse in America: Rescuing Gamal and Other Animals--Lessons in Living and Loving by Cynthia A Branigan

 

Elevenses with the Reps - October 6th

Wade Lucas (Random House) and

Richard McNeace (Faherty & Associates)

 

 

Wade recommends:

Malibu Farm Sunrise to Sunset: Simple Recipes All Day: A Cookbook by Helene Henderson

Black Food: Stories, Art, and Recipes from Across the African Diaspora, edited by Bryant Terry

Your Guide to Not Getting Murdered in a Quaint English Village by Maureen Johnson, Jay Cooper

Richard recommends:

The Talks - No Idea Is Final: Quotes from the Creative Voices of our Time by Sven Schumann, Johannes Bonke

Woman Made: Great Women Designers by Jane Hall

The Latin American Cookbook (Hardcover) by Virginio Martinez, Nicholas Gill

Elevenses with the Reps - September 29th

Richard McNeace (Faherty & Associates),

Tom McIntyre (Hachette), and

Gabe Barillas (HarperCollins)

 

Richard recommends:

African Artists: From 1882 to Now edited by Phaidon Editors, Joseph L. Underwood, Chika Okeke-Agulu

Two Worlds: Above and Below the Sea by David Doubilet

Atlas of Mid-Century Modern Houses, Classic format by Dominic Bradbury

Tom recommends:

A Calling for Charlie Barnes by Joshua Ferris

Hurricane Lizards and Plastic Squid: The Fraught and Fascinating Biology of Climate Change by Thor Hanson

Unrequited Infatuations by Stevie Van Zandt

Gabe recommends:

The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois by Honoree Fanonne Jeffers

Bourdain: The Definitive Oral Biography by Laurie Woolever

The Matter of Black Lives: Writing from The New Yorker edited by Jelani Cobb, David Remnick

Elevenses with DIESEL Booksellers - September 22nd

with Debra (Del Mar),

Joey (Brentwood),

& Austin (Del Mar)

 

 

Debra Recmmends:

Bewilderment by Richard Powers

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin

Joey Recommends:

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski

The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward

Austin Recommends:

1984 by George Orwell

On the Road by Jack Kerouac

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Elevenses with the Reps - September 15th

with Gary Hart (Chicago University Press),

Joe Murphy (W.W. Norton & Company),

& Dave Ehrlich (Chronicle)

 

 

Joe Recommends:

Bewilderment by Richard Powers

Mrs. March by Virginia Feito

Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law by Mary Roach

Gary Recommends:

The Elements: A Visual History of Their Discovery by Philip Ball

What's Eating the Universe?: And Other Cosmic Questions by Paul Davies

Wanderers: A History of Women Walking by Kerri Andrews

Dave Recommends:

Bowls and Broths: Build a Bowl of Flavour From Scratch, with Dumplings, Noodles, and More by Pippa Middlehurst

The Stahl House: Case Study House #22: The Making of a Modernist Icon by Bruce Stahl and Shari Stahl Gronwald

A Snake Falls to Earth by Darcie Little Badger

Elevenses with DIESEL Booksellers,

Food Writing Edition - September 8th

with John & Debra

 

 

Debra Recommends:

Spicebox Kitchen: Eat Well and Be Healthy with Globally Inspired, Vegetable-Forward Recipes by Linda Shiue, MD

Heroes' Feast: The Official Dungeons & Dragons Cookbook

The Low-Carbon Cookbook & Action Plan by Alejandra Schrader

John Recommends:

World Travel: An Irreverant Guide by Anthony Bourdain

High on the Hog by Jessica B. Harris

Save Me the Plums by Ruth Reichl

Elevenses with the Reps - September 1st

with Patricia Nelson (Princeton University Press),

Tom McIntyre (Hachette),

& Andrea Tetrick (PGW)

 

 

Patricia Recommends:

How I Became a Tree by Sumana Roy

Twelve Caesars: Images of Power from the Ancient World to the Modern by Mary Beard

Hung Liu: Portraits of Promised Lands

The Deportation Machine: America's Long History of Expelling Immigrants by Adam Goodman

Tom Recommends:

We Are Not Broken by George M. Johnson

Feral Creatures by Kira Jane Buxton

Dark City: The Lost World of Film Noir (Revised and Expanded Edition) by Eddie Muller

Andrea Recommends:

Rude Talk in Athens: Ancient Rivals, the Birth of Comedy, and a Writer's Journey Through Greece by Mark Haskell Smith

The Memory Monster by Yishai Sarid

Listified!: Britannica's 300 Lists That Will Blow Your Mind

Elevenses with the Reps - August 18th

with Dave Ehrlich (Chronicle)

and Shannon Grant (Simon & Schuster)

 

 

Dave Recommends:

Flavors of the Sun: The Sahadi’s Guide to Understanding, Buying, and Using Middle Eastern Ingredients by Christine Sahadi Whelan

The Women Who Changed Art Forever: Feminist Art – The Graphic Novel by Valentina Grande, illustrated by Eva Rossetti

Circle Under Berry by Carter Higgins

Shannon Recommends:

Damnation Spring by Ash Davidson

All's Well by Mona Awad

Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr

Elevenses with Alison & John - August 11th

 

 

Alison Recommends:

Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather

Secrets of Happiness by Joan Silber

John Recommends:

Little Elegies for Sister Satan by Michael Palmer

The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles

Mouth to Mouth by Antoine Wilson

Debra Recommends:

Gordo by Jaime Cortez

Afterparties by Anthony Veasna So

Elevenses with the Reps - August 4th

with Will Gawronski (Columbia University Consortium Press)

and Gabe Barillas (HarperCollins)

 

 

Will Recommends:

Billy Wilder: Dancing on the Edge by Joseph McBride

The Authority of the Court and the Peril of Politics by Stephen Breyer

Burning the Books: A History of the Deliberate Destruction of Knowledge By Richard Ovenden

Gabe Recommends:

Afterparties: Stories by Anthony Veasna So

Year of Plagues: A Memoir of 2020 by Fred D'Aguiar

Down Range by Taylor Moore

Elevenes with DIESEL Booksellers, Poetry Edition - July 28th

with John (Del Mar & Brentwood),

Thatcher (Brentwood),

Freddy (Del Mar),

and Debra (Del Mar)

 

 

John Recommends:

Little Elegies for Sister Satan by Michael Palmer

Twice Alive by Forrest Gander

Thatcher Recommends:

The Last Unkillable Thing by Emily Pittinos

Now We're Getting Somewhere by Kim Addonizio

Feddy Recommends:

The Lost Notebooks of Loren Eiseley

Essential Bukowski by Charles Bukowski

Debra Recommends:

Boomerang / Bumerán: Poetry / Poesía by Achy Obejas

The Country Between Us by Carolyn Forche

Elevenses with DIESEL Booksellers - July 21st

with Joey (Brentwood),

Maisie (Brentwood),

& Freddy (Del Mar)

 

 

Joey Recommends:

A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

A Song for a New Day by Sarah Pinsker

Maisie Recommends:

Animal by Lisa Taddeo

Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata

The Country Life by Rachel Cusk

Freddy Recommends:

The Whites by Richard Price

Tokyo Ueno Station by Yu Miri

All the Strange Hours: The Excavation of a Life by Loren Eiseley

Elevenses with DIESEL Booksellers,

Kids Books Edition - July 14th

wtih Lynn (Brentwood)

& Caleb (Del Mar)

 

 

Lynn Recommends:

You Have to Read This Book! by Bruce Eric Kaplan

The Giggles Are Coming by Christopher Eliopoulos

Dewdrop by K. O'Neill

Maybe Maybe Marisol Rainey by Erin Entrada Kelly

Goldilocks: Wanted Dead or Alive by Chris Colfer

Chunky by Yehudi Mercado

Take Me Home Tonight by Morgan Matson

Caleb Recommends:

The Tiny Chef: and da mishing weshipee blook by Rachel Larsen, Adam Reid, and Ozi Akturk

Life Doesn't Frighten Me by Maya Angelou, with paintings by Jean-Michel Basquiat

The CrossoverBooked by Kwame Alexander

Fungarium: Welcome to the Museum by Ester Gaya, illustrated Katie Scott

The Octopus Escapes by Maile Meloy, llustrated by Felicita Sala

Debra Recommends:

We Are Not from Here by Jenny Torres Sanchez

Elevenses with the Reps - July 7th

with Steve Atinsky (Random House),

Andrea Tetrick (PGW),

& Gabe Barillas (HarperCollins)

 

 

Steve Recommends:

Songs in Ursa Major by Emma Brodie

Wayward by Dana Spiotta

Inside Comedy: The Soul, Wit, and Bite of Comedy and Comedians of the Last Five Decades by David Steinberg

Andrea Recommends:

Fox and I: An Uncommon Friendship by Catherine Raven

Deep Hanging Out: Wanderings and Wonderment in Native California by Malcolm Margolin

Temple Alley Summer by Sachiko Kashiwaba

Gabe Recommends:

The Collection Plate: Poems by Kendra Allen

Nobody, Somebody, Anybody by Kelly McClorey

London's Number One Dog-Walking Agency by Kate MacDougall

Elevenses with San Diego Booksellers - June 30th

with Mimi (La Playa Books),

Teri (UCSD Bookstore),

& Debra (DIESEL Del Mar)

 

 

Mimi Recommends:

Legends of the North Cascades by Jonathan Evison

Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

The Maidens by Alex Michaelides

Teri Recommends:

Bats of the Republic by Zachary Thomas Dodson

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

Crossings by Alex Landragin

Debra Recommends:

Turbulence by David Szalay

Falling by T. J. Newman

Billy Summers by Stephen King

Elevenses with DIESEL Booksellers - June 23rd

with Thatcher (Brentwood).

Peter (Brentwood),

& Austin (Del Mar)

 

 

Thatcher Recommends:

Deacon King Kong by James McBride

Intimacies by Katie Kitamura

Matrix by Lauren Groff

Peter Recommends:

Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest by Suzanne Simard

Appleseed by Matt Bell

Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

Austin Recommends:

The Days of Abandonment by Elena Ferrante

Stoner by John Williams

A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

Elevenses with the Reps - June 9th

with Shannon Grant (Simon & Schuster),

Steve Atinsky (Random House),

& Andrea Tetrick (PGW)

 

 

Andrea Recommends:

Shearwater: A Bird, an Ocean, and a Long Way Home by Roger Morgan-Grenville

Touching Creatures, Touching Spirit: Living in a Sentient World by Judy Grahn

Backyard Science & Discovery Workbook: California: Fun Activities & Experiments That Get Kids Outdoors by George Oxford Miller

Shannon Recommends:

The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris

Animal by Lisa Taddeo

Hola Papi: How to Come Out in a Walmart Parking Lot and Other Life Lessons by John Paul Brammer

Steve Recommends:

Cheated: The Inside Story of the Astros Scandal and a Colorful History of Sign Stealing by Andy Martino

The Butterfly Lampshade by Aimee Bender

House of Trelawney by Hannah Rothschild

Elevenses with the Reps - June 2nd

with Gabe Barillas (HarperCollins),

Wade Lucas (Random House),

& Dave Ehrlich (Chronicle)

 

 

Wade Recommends:

Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

The Ride of Her Life: The True Story of a Woman, Her Horse, and Their Last-Chance Journey Across America by Elizabeth Letts

Bestiary by K-Ming Chang

Dave Recommends:

Polaroid Now: The History and Future of Polaroid Photography by Steve Crist

The Pendleton Field Guide to Campfire Stories by Pendleton Woolen Mills

Vicious Nonsense: Quips, Snubs & Jabs by Literary Friends & Foes edited by Kristen Hewitt

Gabe Recommends:

Home Waters: A Chronicle of Family and a River by John N. Maclean

An Unlikely Spy by Rebecca Starford

How to Kidnap the Rich by Rahul Raina

Elevenses with the Reps - May 26th

with Will Gawronski (Columbia University Consortium),

Dave Ehrlich (Chronicle),

& Wendy Pearl (Penguin)

 

 

Will Recommends:

The Membranes by Ta-Wei Chi

To Write as If Already Dead by Kate Zambreno

The Lure of the Beach: A Global History by Robert C. Ritchie

Dave Ehrlich Recommends:

Tables & Spreads: A Go-To Guide for Beautiful Snacks, Intimate Gatherings, and Inviting Feasts by Shelly Westerhausen Worcel

Talk Art by Russell Tovey and Robert Diament

Ice Cream Party: Mix and Match to Create 3,375 Decadent Combinations by Shikha Kaiwar

Wendy Recommends:

People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry

The Guncle by Steven Rowley

The Anthropocene Reviewed (Signed Edition): Essays on a Human-Centered Planet by John Green

Elevenses with the Reps - May 19th

with Patricia Nelson (Princeton University Press),

Wade Lucas (Random House),

& Tom McIntyre (Hachette)

 

 

Patricia Recommends:

The House of Fragile Things: Jewish Art Collectors and the Fall of France by James McAuley

Nature's Palette: A Color Reference System from the Natural World by Patrick Baty

Bald: 35 Philosophical Short Cuts by Simon Critchley

Billy Wilder on Assignment: Dispatches from Weimar Berlin and Interwar Vienna by Billy Wilder

Wade Recommends:

Rabbits by Terry Miles

The Confidence Men: How Two Prisoners of War Engineered the Most Remarkable Escape in History by Margalit Fox

Where the Grass Is Green and the Girls Are Pretty by Lauren Weisberge

Tom Recommends:

Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgment by Daniel Kahneman, Olivier Sibony, and Cass R. Sunstein

The Double Life of Bob Dylan: A Restless, Hungry Feeling, 1941-1966 by Clinton Heylin

Moon Baseball Road Trips: The Complete Guide to All the Ballparks, with Beer, Bites, and Sights Nearby by Timothy Malcolm

Elevenses with the Reps - May 12th

with Andrea Tetrick (PGW)

& Gabe Barillas (HarperCollins)

 

 

Andrea Recommends:

The Heartbeat of Trees: Embracing Our Ancient Bond with Forests and Nature by Peter Wohlleben

Dream State: California in the Movies by Mick Lasalle

Bobby March Will Live Forever by Alan Parks

The Guardian of Amsterdam Street by Sergio Schmucler

Gabe Recommends:

Mary Jane by Jessica Anya Blau

V for Victory by Lissa Evans

Everyone's Table: Global Recipes for Modern Health by Gregory Gourdet

Find You First by Linwood Barclay

Elevenses with the Reps - May 5th

with Wade Lucas (Random House),

Dave Ehrlich (Chronicle),

& Steve Atinsky (Random House)

 

 

Wade Recommends:

Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Sweet Tooth Compendium and Sweet Tooth: The Return by Jeff Lemire

The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne

Dave Recommends:

Arte Popular: The Rex May Collection of Mexican Folk Art by The Mexican Museum

Around the World in 80 Plants by Jonathan Drori, illustrated by Lucille Clerc

Penny by Karl Stevens

Steve Recommends:

Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead

Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest by Suzanne Simard

Olympus, Texas by Stacey Swann

 

Elevenses with the Reps - April 28th

with Tom McIntyre (Hachette),

Wendy Pearl (Penguin),

& Gary Hart (Chicago University Press)

 

 

Tom Recommends:

Rooted: Life at the Crossroads of Science, Nature, and Spirit by Lyanda Lynn Haupt

The Bomber Mafia: A Dream, a Temptation, and the Longest Night of the Second World War by Malcolm Gladwell

Indivisible by Daniel Aleman

Wendy Recommends:

The Nine Lives of Rose Napolitano by Donna Freitas

What Comes After by JoAnne Tompkins

Gold Diggers by Sanjena Sathian

Gary Recommends:

The Subversive Simone Weil: A Life in Five Ideas by Robert Zaretsky

The Porch: Meditations on the Edge of Nature by Charlie Hailey

L.A. Graffiti Black Book by David Brafman

Elevenses with the Reps - April 21st

with Gabe Barillas (HarperCollins),

Shannon Grant (Simon & Schuster),

& Andrea Tetrick (PGW)

 

 

Shannon Recommends:

I Am a Girl from Africa by Elizabeth Nyamayaro

The Final Revival of Opal & Nev by Dawnie Walton

Mirrorland by Carole Johnstone

Gabe Recommends:

And Now I Spill the Family Secrets by Margaret Kimball

The Galaxy, and the Ground Within: A Novel (Wayfarers #4) by Becky Chambers

The Three Locks (a Sherlock Holmes Adventure, Book 4) by Bonnie Macbird

Andrea Recommends:

The Carrying by Ada Limón

Sparrow Envy: Field Guide to Birds and Lesser Beasts by J. Drew Lanham

The Promise by Damon Galgut

Elevenses with the Reps - April 14th

with Wade Lucas (Random House),

Richard McNeace (Faherty & Associates),

and Will Gawronski (Columbia University Consortium Press)

 

 

Will Recommends:

Island on Fire: The Revolt That Ended Slavery in the British Empire by Tom Zoellner

Katrina: A History, 1915-2015 by Andy Horowitz

Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration by Nicole R. Fleetwood

Wade Recommends:

Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures by Merlin Sheldrake

Death on Ocean Boulevard: Inside the Coronado Mansion Case by Caitlin Rother

Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong

Richard Recommends:

The Arabesque Table: Contemporary Recipes from the Arab World by Reem Kassis

Working Class History: Everyday Acts of Resistance & Rebellion

From a Taller Tower: The Rise of the American Mass Shooter by Seamus McGraw

Elevenses with the Reps - April 7th

with Gabe Barillas (HarperCollins),

& Richard McNeace (Faherty & Associates)

 

 

Gabe Recommends:

Love in Case of Emergency by Daniela Krien

The Night Always Comes by Willy Vlautin

Good Company by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

Richard Recommends:

Authentic: A Memoir by the Founder of Vans by Paul Van Doren

Patented: 1,000 Design Patents by Thomas Rinaldi

Book Marks: An Artist's Card Catalog: Notes from the Library of My Mind by Barbara Page

Elevenses with the Reps - March 31st

with Will Gawronski (Columbia University Consortium Press),

Steve Atinsky (Random House),

& Andrea Tetrick (PGW)

 

 

Will Recommends:

Island on Fire: The Revolt That Ended Slavery in the British Empire by Tom Zoellner

Katrina: A History, 1915-2015 by Andy Horowitz

Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration by Nicole R. Fleetwood

Steve Recommends:

Early Morning Riser by Katherine Heiny

Crying in H Mart: A Memoir by Michelle Zauner

Whereabouts by Jhumpa Lahiri

Andrea Recommends:

Last Chance Texaco by Rickie Lee Jones

Hollywood Eden: Electric Guitars, Fast Cars, and the Myth of the California Paradise by Joel Selvin

Singer Come from Afar by Kim Stafford

Elevenses with the Reps - March 24th

with Andrea Tetrick (PGW),

Gabe Barillas (HarperCollins),

and Patricia Nelson (Princeton University Press)

 

 

Andrea Recommends:

Edie Richter Is Not Alone by Rebecca Handler

The Dali Legacy: How an Eccentric Genius Changed the Art World and Created a Lasting Legacy by Christopher Heath Brown and Jean-Pierre Isbouts

Breasts and Eggs by Mieko Kawakami

Gabe Recommends:

When Women Invented Television: The Untold Story of the Female Powerhouses Who Pioneered the Way We Watch Today by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong

Raft of Stars by Andrew J. Graff

Rock Me on the Water: 1974-The Year Los Angeles Transformed Movies, Music, Television, and Politics by Ronald Brownstein

Patricia Recommends:

Delicious: The Evolution of Flavor and How It Made Us Human by Rob Dunn and Monica Sanchez

Reclaiming Patriotism in an Age of Extremes by Steven B. Smith

Breaking the Social Media Prism: How to Make Our Platforms Less Polarizing by Chris Bail

The Craft of Poetry: A Primer in Verse by Lucy Newlyn

Elevenses with the Reps - March 17th

with Will Gawronski (Columbia University Consortium Press),

Shannon Grant (Simon & Schuster),

and Dave Ehrlich (Chronicle)

 

 

Shannon Recommends:

Infinite Country by Patricia Engel

Vera by Carol Edgarian

Yolk by Mary H. K. Choi

Will Recommends:

A Partial Enlightenment: What Modern Literature and Buddhism Can Teach Us about Living Well Without Perfection by Avram Alpert

We Are the Land: A History of Native California by Damon B. Akins & William J. Bauer, Jr.

The Horde: How the Mongols Changed the World by Marie Favereau

Dave Recommends:

Mango and Peppercorns: A Memoir of Food, an Unlikely Family, and the American Dream by Tung Nguyen, Katherine Manning, and Lyn Nguyen, with Elisa Ung

The End of the Golden Gate: Writers on Loving and (Sometimes) Leaving San Francisco by Gary Kamiya

Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics by Dolly Parton and Robert K. Oermann

Elevenses with the Reps - March 10th

with Gabe Barillas (HarperCollins),

Tom McIntyre (Hachette),

& Gary Hart (Chicago University Press)

 

 

Gabe Recommends:

The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner

The Windsor Knot (Her Majesty the Queen Investigates #1) by SJ Bennett

Valentine by Elizabeth Wetmore

Tom Recommends:

What's Mine and Yours by Naima Coster

Festival Days by Jo Ann Beard

North by Shakespeare: A Rogue Scholar's Quest for the Truth Behind the Bard's Work by Michael Blanding

Gary Recommends:

Crusade for Justice: The Autobiography of Ida B. Wells by Ida B. Wells

The Conspiracy Trial of the Chicago Seven by John Schultz

Reynard the Fox by Anne Louise Avery

Elevenses with the Reps - March 3rd

with Dave Ehrlich (Chronicle),

Andrea Tetrick (PGW),

and Richard McNeace (Faherty & Associates)

 

 

Dave Recommends:

A Table: Recipes for Cooking and Eating the French Way by Rebekah Peppler

4 Lives of the Artist titles: Amy WinehouseKeith Haring, David Bowie, & Yayoi Kusama

The Book of the Tree: Trees in Art by Angus Hyland and Kendra Wilson

Andrea Recommends:

The Committed by Viet Thanh Nguyen

The Impudent Ones by Marguerite Duras

Waves and Beaches: The Powerful Dynamics of Sea and Coast

Richard Recommends:

Rare Wondrous Things: A Poetic Biography of Maria Sibylla Merian by Alyse Bensel

Chican@ Artivistas: Music, Community, and Transborder Tactics in East Los Angeles by Martha Gonzalez

Great Women Artists

Elevenses with the Reps - February 24th

Wendy Pearl (Penguin),

Wade Lucas (Random House),

and Richard McNeace (Faherty & Associates)

 

 

Wendy Recommends:

My Year Abroad by Chang-rae Lee

Whistleblower: My Unlikely Journey to Silicon Valley and Speaking Out Against Injustice by Susan Fowler

Dusk, Night, Dawn: On Revival and Courage by Anne Lamott

Wade Recommends:

Slow Horses by Mick Herron

A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance by Hanif Abdurraqib

Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Richard Recommends:

East of East: The Making of Greater El Monte

The Jemima Code: Two Centuries of African American Cookbooks by Toni Tipton-Martin

Flower: Exploring the World in Bloom

Elevenses with the Reps - February 17th

with Will Gawronski (Columbia University Press Consortium),

Steve Atinsky (Random House),

and Gary Hart (Chicago University Press)

 

 

Will Recommends:

Justice, Justice Thou Shalt Pursue: A Life's Work Fighting for a More Perfect Union by Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Amanda L. Tyler

Beethoven, A Life by Jan Caeyers

Liner Notes for the Revolution: The Intellectual Life of Black Feminist Sound by Daphne A. Brooks, and playlist to match!

Steve Recommends:

A Tip for the Hangman by Allison Epstein

The Bad Muslim Discount by Syed M. Masood

We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Barry

Gary Recommends:

Crap: A History of Cheap Stuff in America by Wendy A. Woloson

Strata: William Smith’s Geological Maps by Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Keats's Odes: A Lover's Discourse by Professor Anahid Nersessian

Elevenses with the Reps - February 10th

with Wade Lucas (Random House),

Gabe Barillas (HarperCollins),

and Andrea Tetrick (PGW)

 

 

Wade Recommends:

A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life by George Saunders

Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

Madhouse at the End of the Earth: The Belgica's Journey into the Dark Antarctic Night by Julian Sancton

Gabe Recommends:

The Removed by Brandon Hobson

We Run the Tides by Vendela Vida

Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason

Andrea Recommends:

Island Dreams: Mapping an Obsession by Gavin Francis

A Year with Swollen Appendices by Brian Eno

Writers & Lovers by Lily King

Elevenses with the Reps - February 3rd

with Joe Murphy (Norton),

Shannon Grant (Simon & Schuster),

and Patricia Nelson (Princeton University Press)

 

 

Joe Recommends:

The Doctors Blackwell: How Two Pioneering Sisters Brought Medicine to Women and Women to Medicine by Janice P. Nimura

Midnight in Cairo: The Divas of Egypt's Roaring '20s by Raphael Cormack

The Premonition: A Pandemic Story by Michael Lewis

Shannon Recommends:

The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles

Surviving the White Gaze by Rebecca Carroll

Keep Sharp: Build a Better Brain at Any Age by Sanjay Gupta, M.D.

Patricia Recommends:

Rosa: The Story of the Rose by Peter E. Kukielski

Trees of Life by Max Adams

Fears of a Setting Sun: The Disillusionment of America's Founders by Dennis C. Rasmussen

Of Human Kindness: What Shakespeare Teaches Us About Empathy by Paula Marantz Cohen

Elevenses with the Reps - January 27th

with Gabe Barillas (HarperCollins)

and Dave Ehrlich (Chronicle)

 

 

Gabe Recommends:

The Captive by Fiona King Foster

People Like Her by Ellery Lloyd

A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes

Dave Recommends:

The Noble Rot Book: Wine from Another Galaxy by Dan Keeling and Mark Andrew

The Madman's Library: The Strangest Books, Manuscripts and Other Literary Curiosities from History by Edward Brooke-Hitching

The Flavor Equation by Nik Sharma

Elevenses with the Reps - January 13th

with Tom McIntyre (Hachette),

Steve Atinsky (Random House),

and Gabe Barillas (HarperCollins)

 

 

Tom Recommends:

Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America by Ijeoma Oluo

We Keep the Dead Close: A Murder at Harvard and a Half Century of Silence by Becky Cooper

Enter the Aardvark by Jessica Anthony

Steve Recommends:

The Liar's Dictionary by Eley Williams

That Old Country Music by Kevin Barry

A Bright Ray of Darkness by Ethan Hawke

Gabe Recommends:

Nora: A Love Story of Nora and James Joyce by Nuala O'Connor

The Heiress: The Revelations of Anne de Bourgh (A Pride and Prejudice Novel) by Molly Greeley

Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas

Elevenses with the Reps - January 6th

with Wendy Pearl (Penguin),

Shannon Grant (Simon & Schuster),

and Andrea Tetrick (PGW)

 

 

Wendy Recommends:

The Authenticity Project by Clare Pooley

The Push by Ashley Audrain

The Prophets by Robert Jones Jr.

Shannon Recommends:

What Could Be Saved by Liese O'Halloran Schwarz

Aftershocks by Nadia Owusu

Featherhood:  Memoir of Two Fathers and a Magpie by Charlie Gilmour

Andrea Recommends:

Cathedral by Ben Hopkins

Three Simple Lines: A Writer's Pilgrimage into the Heart and Homeland of Haiku by Natalie Goldberg

Walking with Ghosts by Gabriel Byrne

Elevenses with the Reps - December 16th

with Will Gawronski (Columbia University Press Consortium),

Shannon Grant (Simon & Schuster),

Joe Murphy (Norton),

and Gabe Barillas (HarperCollins)

 

 

Will Recommends:

The Short Stories of Oscar Wilde: An Annotated Selection by Oscar Wilde

Beethoven, A LIfe by Jan Caeyers

The Terroir of Whiskey by Rob Arnold

Shannon Recommends:

She Come By It Natural by Sarah Smarsh

You Matter by Christian Robinson

The Joy of Cooking

Joe Recommends:

The Complete Aubrey/Maturin Novels by Patrick O'Brian

An Inventory of Losses by Judith Schalansky

The Dead Are Arising by Les Payne and Tamara Payne

Gabe Recommends:

Mozart: The Reign of Love by Jan Swafford

The Burning God by R.F. Kuang

Fossil Men by Kermit Pattison

Elevenses with the Reps - December 9th

with Steve Atinsky (Random House),

Dave Ehrlich (Chronicle),

and Andrea Tetrick (PGW)

 

 

Dave Recommends:

Journey by Paulo Coelho

Very Merry Cocktails by Jessica Strand

Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity by Carl Wilkinson

Andrea Recommends:

Do You Read Me?

On Connection by Kae Tempest

A Shimmer of Joy by Chris Loker

Steve Recommends:

Perestroika in Paris by Jane Smiley

The Nolan Variations by Tom Shone

A Good Bake by Melissa Weller

Elevenses with the Reps - December 2nd

with Wendy Pearl (Penguin),

Tom McIntyre (Hachette),

and Wade Lucas (Random House)

 

 

Wendy Recommends:

The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver

The Penguin Book of Christmas Stories: From Hans Christian Andersen to Angela Carter

One Life by Megan Rapinoe

Tom Recommends:

Looking to Get Lost: Adventures in Music and Writing by Peter Guralnick

The Best of Me by David Sedaris

The Rise: Black Cooks and the Soul of American Food by Marcus Samuelsson

Barry Sonnenfeld, Call Your Mother: Memoirs of a Neurotic Filmmaker by Barry Sonnenfeld

Wade Recommends:

Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline

Ex Libris: 100+ Books to Read and Reread by Michiko Kakutani

In Bibi's Kitchen: The Recipes and Stories of Grandmothers from the Eight African Countries that Touch the Indian Ocean by Hawa Hassan and Julia Turshen

Debra Recommends: 

Snacking Cakes: Simple Treats for Anytime Cravings by Yossy Arefi

Elevenses with the Reps - November 25th

with Wendy Pearl (Penguin)

Richard McNeace (Faherty & Associates),

and Gabe Barillas (HarperCollins)

 

 

Wendy Recommends:

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

Deacon King Kong by James McBride

Tokyo Ueno Station: A Novel by Yu Miri

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times by Katherine May

Richard Recommends:

The Blues: A Visual History by Mike Evans

Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America

California Homes II: Studio William Hefner

Gabe Recommends:

Local Dirt: Seasonal Recipes for Eating Close to Home by Andrea Bemis

The Nom Wah Cookbook: Recipes and Stories from 100 Years at New York City's Iconic Dim Sum Restaurant by Wilson Tang

Barack Before Obama: Life Before the Presidency by David Katz

Elevenses with the Reps,

Children's Book Edition - November 18th

with Tom McIntyre (Hachette)

Dandy Conway (Random House),

and Gabe Barillas (HarperCollins)

 

 

Tom Recommends:

The Little Mermaid by Jerry Pinkney

An Elephant & Piggie Biggie! Volume 3 by Mo Willems

Becoming Muhammad Ali by James Patterson, Kwame Alexander, illustrated by Dawud Anyabwile

Dandy Recommends:

Find Fergus by Mike Boldt

Max Meow Book 1: Cat Crusader by John Gallagher

American Royals by Katharine McGee

 Of Thee I Sing by Barack Obama, illustrated by Loren Long

Gabe Recommends:

Lilly & Friends: A Picture Book Treasury by Kevin Henkes

 Kamala and Maya’s Big Idea by Meena Harris, illustrated by Ana Ramírez González

Measuring Up by Lily LaMotte, illustrated by Ann Xu

Elevenses with the Reps - November 11th

with Joe Murphy (W.W. Norton & Company),

Shannon Grant (Simon & Schuster),

and Andrea Tetrick (PGW)

 

 

Andrea Recommends:

Wild Minds: The Artists and Rivalries That Inspired the Golden Age of Animation by Reid Mitenbuler

Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart

Britannica All New Kids' Encyclopedia: What We Know & What We Don't

A Galway Epiphany: A Jack Taylor Novel by Ken Bruen

Shannon Recommends:

White Ivy by Susie Yang

Group: How One Therapist and a Circle of Strangers Saved My Life by Christie Tate

Is This Anything? by Jerry Seinfeld

Joe Recommends:

The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X by Les Payne and Tamara Payne

A Children's Bible by Lydia Millet

The Man Who Ate Too Much: The Life of James Beard by John Birdsall

Elevenses with the Reps - November 3rd

with Gabe Barillas (HarperCollins),

Will Gawronski (Columbia University Press Consortium),

and Dave Ehrlich (Chronicle)

 

 

Dave Recommends:

Big Love Cooking: 75 Recipes for Satisfying, Shareable Comfort Food by Joey Campanaro with Theresa Gambacorta, photographs by Con Poulos

Distant Shores: Surfing the Ends of the Earth by Chris Burkard

If You Come to Earth by Sophie Blackall

Gabe Recommends:

Il Buco: Stories & Recipes by Donna Lennard

The Girl in the Mirror by Rose Carlyle

Made Men: The Story of Goodfellas by Glenn Kenny

Will Recommends:

Diary of a Detour by Lesley Stern

The Short Stories of Oscar Wilde: An Annotated Selection

The Sculpture of Ruth Asawa, Second Edition: Contours in the Air

Elevenses with the Reps - October 28th

with Gabe Barillas (HarperCollins),

Steve Atinsky (Penguin Random House),

and Gary Hart (Chicago University Press)

 

 

Gabe Recommends:

The Cold Millions by Jess Water

What Becomes a Legend Most: A Biography of Richard Avedon by Philip Gefte

The Neil Gaiman Reader: Selected Fiction

Steve Recommends:

Fortune Favors the Dead by Stephen Spotswood

Red Comet: The Short Life and Blazing Art of Sylvia Plath by Heather Clark

Face to Face: The Photographs of Camilla McGrath

Gary Recommends:

Angela Davis: Seize the Time, edited by Gerry Beegan and Donna Gustafson

The Secret Lives of Church Ladies by Deesha Philyaw

How to Make a Slave and Other Essays by Jerald Walker

Elevenses with the Reps - October 21st

with Wade Lucas (Penguin Random House),

Richard McNeace (Phaidon),

Tom McIntyre (Hachette),

and Andrea Tetrick (PGW)

 

 

Wade Recommends:

Agent Sonya: Moscow's Most Daring Wartime Spy by Ben Macintyre

Eat a Peach by David Chang

The Gifts of Imperfection: 10th Anniversary Edition by Brené Brown

Richard Recommends:

Loving: A Photographic History of Men in Love 1850s-1950s by Hugh Nini and Neal Treadwell

Spirited: Cocktails from around the World by Adrienne Stillman

The Garden: Elements and Styles by Toby Musgrave

Tom Recommends:

Do You Fell Like I Do? by Peter Frampton

Shit, Actually: The Definitive, 100% Objective Guide to Modern Cinema by Lindy West

The Rise: Black Cooks and the Soul of American Food by Marcus Samuelsson

Andrea Recommends:

The Lost Spells by Robert MacFarlane

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Sweet Dreams: The Story of the New Romantics by Dylan Jones

Elevenses with the Reps - October 14th

with Will Gawronski (Columbia University Press Sales Consortium),

Patricia Nelson (Princeton University Press),

and Dave Ehrlich (Chronicle)

 

 

Will Recommends:

The Bloomsbury Look by Wendy Hitchmough

Bring the War Home: The White Power Movement and Paramilitary America by Kathleen Belew

Making Peace with the Universe by Michael Scott Alexander

Take Arms Against a Sea of Troubles: The Power of a Reader's Mind Over a Universe of Death by Harold Bloom

Carleton Watkins: Making the West American by Tyler Green

Patricia Recommends:

The Goat: A Natural and Cultural History by Sue Weaver

Lives of Houses, edited by Kate Kennedy and Hermione Lee

We Are Santa: Portraits and Profiles by Ron Cooper

Lost in Thought: The Hidden Pleasures of an Intelletual Life by Zena Hitz

Dave Recommends:

100 Cookies by Sarah Kieffer

Men to Avoid in Art and Life by Nicole Tersigni

Trumpty Dumpty Wanted a Crown: Verses for a Despotic Age by John Lithgow

Elevenses with the Reps - September 23rd

with Andrea Tetrick (PGW),

Wade Lucas (Penguin Random House),

and Shannon Grant (Simon & Schuster)

 

 

Wade Recommends:

Ottolenghi Flavor by Yotam Ottolenghi

A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik

Whale Day: And Other Poems by Billy Collins

A Promised Land by Barack Obama

Shannon Recommends:

Once I Was You: A Memoir of Love and Hate in a Torn America by Maria Hinojosa

Solutions and Other Problems by Allie Brosh

Anxious People by Fredrik Backman

Andrea Recommends:

World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments by Aimee Nezhukumatathil

Free City by Eric Darton

Animals Brag about Their Bottoms by Maki Sato

Elevenses with the Reps - September 16th

with Tom McIntyre (Hachette),

Joe Murphy ( W.W. Norton & Co.),

and Gabe Barillas (HarperCollins)

 

 

Tom Recommends:

Homeland Elegies by Ayad Akhtar

The Silver Arrow by Lev Grossman

The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart

The Ministry for the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson

Queen All the Songs: The Story Behind Every Track by Benoît Clerc

Joe Recommnds:

Ian W. Toll's Pacific War TrilogyPacific Crucible: War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942The Conquering Tide: War in the Pacific Islands, 1942-1944Twilight of the Gods: War in the Western Pacific, 1944-1945

A World Beneath the Sands: The Golden Age of Egyptology by Toby Wilkinson

A Girl is A Body of Water by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

Gabe Recommends:

Dear Ann by Bobbie Ann Mason

Monogamy by Sue Miller

Cassandra Speaks: When Women Are the Storytellers, the Human Story Changes by Elizabeth Lesser

Elevenses with the Reps - September 9th

with Dave Ehrlich (Chronicle),

Steve Atinsky ( Penguin Random House),

and Will Gawronski (Columbia University Press Sales Consortium)

 

 

 

Will Recommends:

The Nose and Other Stories by Nikolai Gogol

A Brief History of Fascist Lies by Federico Finchelstein

Denaturalized: How Thousands Lost Their Citizenship and Lives in Vichy France by Claire Zalc

Dave Recommends:

The Flavor Equation: The Science of Great Cooking Explained in More Than 100 Essential Recipes by Nik Sharma

Trumpty Dumpty Wanted a Crown: Verses for a Despotic Age by John Lithgow

Chinatown Pretty: Fashion and Wisdom from Chinatown's Most Stylish Seniors by Andria Lo and Valerie Luu

Steve Recommends:

Squeeze Me by Carl Hiaasen

Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi

The Quiet Americans: Four CIA Spies at the Dawn of the Cold War--a Tragedy in Three Acts by Scott Anderson

Elevenses with the Reps -- September 2nd

with Patricia Nelson (Princeton University Press),

Wade Lucas ( Penguin Random House),

and Gabriel Barillas (HarperCollins)

 

 

Patricia Recommends:

Great Adaptations: Star-Nosed Moles, Electric Eels, and Other Tales of Evolution's Mysteries Solved by Kenneth Catania

Lakota America: A New History of Indigenous Power by Pekka Hamalainen

Stanley Kubrick by David Mikics

Wade Recommends:

Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown

Daddy by Emma Cline

Bestiary by K-Ming Chang

Gabe Recommends:

The Aunt Who Wouldn't Die by Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay

Winter Counts by David Heska Wanbli Weiden

Runaway by Jorie Graham

Elevenses with the Reps -- August 26th

with Gabriel Barillas (HarperCollins),

Wendy Pearl (Penguin Random House),

Shannon Grant (Simon & Schuster),

and Andrea Tetrick (PGW)

 

 

Wendy Recommends:

Sad Janet by Lucie Britsch

Rebel Chef: In Search of What Matters by Dominique Crenn and Emma Brockes

Know My Name by Chanel Miller

Andrea Recommends:

Vesper Flights by Helen Macdonald

Bukowksi, a Life by Neeli Cherkovski

Thrown in the Throat by Benjamin Garcia

Gabe Recommends:

Before You Go by Tommy Butler

The New Wilderness by Diane Cook

The Illusion of Separateness by Simon Van Booy

Shannon Recommends:

Ordinary Hazards by Anna Bruno

The Vanished Queen by Lisbeth Campbell

The Deepest South of All by Richard Grant

Elevenses with Los Angeles Booksellers -- August 19th

with Kristin Rasmussen (Pages: a bookstore),

Amanda Barillas (Vroman's Bookstore),

Daniel Graham (Book Soup)

and Thatcher Svekis (DIESEL Brentwood)

 

 

Daniel Recommends:

Intimations by Zadie Smith

How Much of These Hills is Gold by C Pam Zhang

A Star is Bored by Byron Lane

Kristin Recommends:

Filthy Beasts by Kirkland Hamill

Florence Adler Swims Forever by Rachel Beanland

Horse Crazy: The Story of a Women and a World in Love with an Animal by Sasha Maslin Nir

Amanda Recommends:

The Happy Ever After Playlist by Abby Jimenez

Sex and Vanity by Kevin Kwan

Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales

Thatcher Recommends:

Mostly Dead Things by Kristen Arnett

How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

Every Man a Menace and Clean Hands by Patrick Hoffman

Elevenses with the Reps -- August 12th

with Gigi Reinheimer (Macmillan),

Andrea Tetrick (PGW),

and Wendy Pearl (Penguin Random House)

 

 

Wendy Recommends:

The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi

True Story by Kate Reed Petty

Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal

The Truths We Hold by Kamala Harris

Gigi Recommends:

Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy

Luster by Raven Leilani

The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner

Andrea Recommends:

 Outpost: A Journey to the Wild Ends of the Earth by Dan Richards

Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage by Bette Howland

Hysteria by Jessica Gross

Debra Recommends:

Kamala and Maya's Big Idea by Meena Harris, illustrated by Ana Ramírez González

Elevenses with the Reps -- August 5th

with Shannon Grant (Simon & Schuster),

Will Gawronski (Columbia University Press Sales Consortium),

Tom McIntyre (Hachette), and Steve Atinsky (Peguin Random House)

 

 

 

Tom Recommends:

Brother Robert: Growing Up with Robert Johnson by Annye C. Anderson

The Vexations by Caitlin Horrocks

Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi

Stamped by Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds

Will Recomends:

Why Do We Still Have the Electoral College? by Alexander Keyssar

Surf, Sand, and Stone by Keith Heyer Meldahl

 La Raza, curated by Luis C. Garza and Amy Scott, edited by Colin Gunckel

Call to ask about ordering: (310) 576-9960 for Brentwood; (858) 925-7078 for Del Mar

Shannon Recommends:

 Filthy Beasts by Kirkland Hamill

The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones

The Girl from Widow Hills by Megan Miranda

Steve Recommends:

Betty by Tiffany McDaniel

Via Negativa by Daniel Hornsby

True Crimes and Misdemeanors by Jeffrey Toobin

 

Elevenses with the Reps -- July 29th

with Gabe Barillas (HarperCollins),

Patricia Nelson (Princeton University Press),

Joe Murphy (Norton), and John Dally (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

 

 

John Recommends:

Make Change by Shaun King

Burn-In: A Novel of the Real Robotic Revolution by P.W. Singer and August Cole

Rockaway by Diane Cardwell

Patricia Recommends:

The Virus in the Age of Madness by Bernard Henri-Levi

A Lifetime in Galapagos by Tui de Roy

Stories for the Years by Luigi Pirandello

Gabe Recommends:

Burn by Patrick Ness

Yes, I Can Say That by Judy Gold

The Order by Daniel Silva

Joe Recommends:

In Praise of Walking: A New Scientific Exploration by Shane O'Mara

Nothing Is Wrong and Here Is Why by Alexandra Petri

Boys of Alabama by Genevieve Hudson

Elevenses with San Diego Booksellers -- July 22nd

with Mimi Hannan (La Playa Books),

Scott Ehrig-Burgess (The Library Shop),

Teri Den Herder (UC San Diego Bookstore),

and Debra Ginsberg (DIESEL Del Mar)

 

 

Mimi Recommends:

Spin the Dawn and Unravel the Dusk, from the series The Blood of Stars, by Elizabth Lim

Washington Black by Esi Edugyan

Heavy by Kiese Layman

Teri Recommends:

The Bear by Andrew Krivak

 Sharks in the Time of Saviors by Kawai Strong Washburn

Crossings by Alex Landragin

Scott Recommends:

Ottolenghi Simple: A Cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi

Vegetables Unleashed: A Cookbook by José Andrés and Matt Goulding

Tartine All Day: Modern Recipes for the Home Cook by Elisabeth Prueitt

Debra Recommends:

The Braid by Laetitia Colombani

The Disaster Tourist by Yun Ko-Eun

True Story by Kate Reed Petty

Elevenses with the Reps -- July 15th

with Tom McIntyre (Hachette), Andrea Tetrick (PGW),

Will Gawronski (Columbia/Harvard/University of California),

and Dave Ehrlich (Chronicle)

 

 

Dave Recommends:

Cross Country by Rickey Gates

Nourish Me Home by Cortney Burns and Heami Lee

Dolly Parton, Songteller by Dolly Parton and Robert K. Oermann

Will Recommends:

Rethinking Readiness by Jeffrey Schlegelmich and Irwin Redlener

The Sculpture of Ruth Asawa

The Fairest of Them All by Maria Tatar

Tom Recommends:

The Mercies by Kirin Millwood Hargrave

Hollow Kingdom by Kira Jane Buxton

Hi Five by Joe Ide

Andrea Recommends:

This Town Sleeps by Dennis E. Staples

Save Me the Waltz by Zelda Fitzgerald

She Surf by Lauren L. Hill

Elevenses with the Reps -- July 8th

with Kevin Peters (Workman), Gary Hart (Chicago),

Steve Atinksy (Penguin Random House),

and John Dally (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

 

 

Kevin Recommends:

Why We Swim by Bonnie Tsui

How to Argue with a Racist by Adam Rutherford

 Skunk and Badger by Amy Timberlake

Gary Recommends:

Vincent's Books: Van Gogh and the Writers Who Inspired Him by Mariella Guzzoni

Finding Dora Maar by Brigitte Benkemoun and Joy Gladding

Dora Maar

Steve Atinsky:

Friends and Strangers by J. Courtney Sullivan

Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell

The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott

John Dally:

A Shadow Intelligence by Oliver Harris

Home Baked: My Mom, Marijuana, and the Stoning of San Francisco by Alia Volz

Iron Empires by Michael Hiltzik

Elevenses with DIESEL -- July 1st

with Debra (Del Mar), Lynn (Brentwood),

Noelle (Del Mar), and Thatcher (Brentwood)

 

 

Debra Recommends:

A Burning by Megha Majumdar

Desert Notebooks by Ben Ehrenreich

The Unicorn Handbook by Carolyn Turgeon

Lynn Recommends: 

A Beautiful Crime by Christopher Bollen

Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson

Horror Stories: A Memoir by Liz Phair

Noelle Recommends:

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

How to Be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi

Everlastings by Bex Partridge

Thatcher Recommends:

The Current by Time Johnson

Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe

Devolution by Max Brooks

Elevenses with the Reps -- June 24th 

Children's Books

with Mark O'Neal (Dutton), Shannon Grant (Simon & Schuster),

Dave Ehrlich (Chronicle), and Gabe Barillas (HarperCollins)

 

 

Dave Recommends: 

Everyone's Awake by Colin Meloy

We Are the Change: Words of Inspiration from Civil Rights Leaders

Neighbors by Kasya Denisevich

Mark Recommends:

I'll Walk With You by Carol Lynn Pearson

The House of Madame M by Clotilde Perrin

How the Stars Came to Be by Poonam Mistry

Shannon Recommends

My Best Friend by Julie Fogliano

The Great Pet Heist by Emily Ecton

Pride 1 2 3 by Michael Joosten

Fred's Big Feelings by Laura Renauld

Gabe Recommeds:

Big Papa and the Time Machine by Daniel Bernstrom

One Last Shot by John David Anderson

You Don't Live Here by Robyn Schneider

Elevenses with the Reps -- June 17th 

with Richard McNeace (Phaidon),

Patricia Nelson (Yale/Princeton), and Joe Murphy (WW Norton)

 

 

Richard Recommends:

Art =: Discovering Infinite Connections in Art History

My Art Book of Happiness by Shana Gozansky

The Vegetarian Silver Spoon by The Silver Spoon Kitchen

Patricia Recommends: 

Blooming Flowers by Kasia Boddy

Billionaire Wilderness by Justin Farrell

Epidemics and Societyby Frank M. Snowden

Joe Recommends:

Fire in Paradise: An American Tragedy by Alastair Gee

The Decameron (trans. Wayne A. Rebhorn) by Giovanni Boccaccio

Adrienne Geffel: A Novel by David Hajdu

Elevenses with the Reps -- June 10th 

with Wendy Pearl (Penguin), Gabriel Barillas (HarperCollins),

Shannon Grant (Simon & Schuster) and Andrea Tetrick (PGW)

Wendy Recommends:

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

Gabriel Recommends:

The Guest List by Lucy Foley

Why We Drive by Matthew B. Crawford

Shannon Recommends:

These Ghosts Are Family by Maisy Card

Amnesty by Aravind Adiga

Andrea Recommends:

Wicked Enchantment by Wanda Coleman

Slouching Towards Los Angeles ed. by Steffie Nelson

Elevenses with the Reps -- May 27th

with Wade Lucas (Random House), Wendy Pearl (Penguin),

Gabriel Barillas (HarperCollins), Andrea Tetrick (PGW), 

Shannon Grant (Simon & Schuster), and Steve Atinsky

(Random House) 

Wade Recommends:

Pretty Things by Janelle Brown

Utopia Avenue by David Mitchell

Wendy Recommends:

Beach Read by Emily Henry

City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

Gabriel Recommends:

These Women by Ivy Pochoda

The Book of Eels by Patrik Svensson

Andrea Recommends:

Vagablonde by Anna Dorn

Glorious Boy by Aimee Liu

Shannon Recommends:

Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner 

This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger

Steve Recommends:

Stray by Stephanie Danler

We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Barry