Books & Poetry

The Masters of the Digital Revolution

Walter Isaacson tackles the geniuses, geeks, and hackers who created the computer revolution. Read story.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Lucinda Franks’ New Memoir Timeless

Santa Barbarans have a chance to hear an acclaimed author discuss Timeless when she stops in town as part of her book tour. Read story.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Mitchell Kriegman’s Journey of Words

Acclaimed TV creator writes his first novel, a young-adult book called Being Audrey Hepburn. Read story.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Book Review: Cold War Kid

Tom Hanley’s memoir is a quick and breezy read, written in the kind of easy, laid-back style one might expect from a self-proclaimed surfer dude. Read story.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Books: Review of Can’t and Won’t

Author Lydia Davis mixes various genres in her latest book. Read story.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Books: Cinder

Author Marissa Meyer takes a startling new spin on the age-old tale of Cinderella. Read story.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Book Review: Guilty Knowledge, Guilty Pleasure: The Dirty Art of Poetry

Author William Logan is a rare exception of a practicing poet brave enough to say what he really thinks. Read story.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Books: The Mythology of Eden

Authors Arthur and Elena George dig deep into the story of Adam and Eve. Read story.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Books: Review of Casebook

Like growing up itself, Mona Simpson’s Casebook is a hit and miss experience. Read story.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Books: Old Spanish Days: Santa Barbara History Through Public Art

Author Erin Graffy de Garcia captures S.B.’s Spanish soul in her new book. Read story.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Book Review: War of the Whales

Joshua Horwitz’s book is a reminder that our technological, industrial, and military prowess can produce unintended deadly consequences. Read story.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Books: Interview with Jinny Webber

Dark Venus, the author’s second installment in a trilogy, is a novel of love, poetry, and theater set in Elizabethan England. Read story.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Book Review: History of the Rain

The Swain family story — brought to vibrant life by Niall Williams — is everyone’s story; it’s about how we aspire and endure Read story.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A Home for SBBG’s Rare Books

S.B. Botanic Garden partners with UCSB Library to house its rare book collection. Read story.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

If You Build It … Explores Father/Son Relationships

In his new memoir, Field of Dreams actor Dwier Brown tells the story of playing Kevin Costner’s father and how the role changed his life. Read story.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
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