Books & Poetry

Richard Rodriguez to Speak in Santa Barbara

UCSB Arts & Lectures will bring the award-winning journalist and essayist to the New Vic for a free public conversation with writer Pico Iyer. Read story.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Bilingual Books for Kids

Sonia Colasse teaches English, Italian, and French in her The Adventures of Enzo series. Read story.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Book: Review of Compromise Cake

Instead of oohs and ahhs, readers get regrets and complaints as often as they might get helpful hints for recreating homey 1960s food that moms made. Read story.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Books: Fiction Gift Picks

It’s been eons since the publishing world produced a year of such majestic proportions, and it seems absurd not to give friends novels for holiday presents. Read story.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Books: The Grace of Crows

I wanted to write a story about severe anxiety that others could relate to, learn from, and ultimately gain perspective. Read story.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Essays From The Big Read

The Big Read ended with an essay contest, and here are the winners Read story.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Books: Tizzy, the Christmas Shelf Elf

Recently the author has turned her talents to illustrated books with rhyming prose for the wee ones. The inspiration? Her six grandsons. Read story.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Book Review: Muse Books: The Iowa Series in Creativity and Writing

Like literature itself, the Muse Book series has almost limitless possibilities. Read story.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Kids Books: Salty Splashes Series

Santa Barbara author J.Z. Bingham has created books written in whimsical, fun-to-read rhyme accompanied by brilliant full-page illustration. Read story.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Books: Monte Schulz’s Naughty

Noir novel Naughty has its own kind of split consciousness including a vivid ironic judicial debate on the meaning of schizophrenia. Read story.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Kristin Anderson’s Green

Santa Barbaran’s novel is a story of love and eco-activism. Read story.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Meet T.C. Boyle

The heralded author will inhabit Granada Books for one day, serving as a guest bookseller in support of Small Business Saturday. Read story.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Richard Betts Will Democratize Wine

Santa Barbara welcomes the author of The Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert. Read story.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Book Review: A Naturalist's Guide to the Santa Barbara Region

Teacher and naturalist Joan Easton Lentz fosters an urge to explore and understand area habitats in her book A Naturalist's Guide to the Santa Barbara Region. Read story.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Book Review: The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Neil Gaiman’s newest novel is the essence of childhood in which the reader is plunged into a world of magic, secrets, and the danger lurking in the darkness. Read story.

Monday, November 18, 2013
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