Books & Poetry

Carp Author Rebecca Rockwell

A fourth-generation Carpinterian writes her third western novel. Read story.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Book Review: B.J. Novak

The Office actor’s gift for written gab is clear in his debut book, One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories. Read story.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Book Review: Portrait Inside My Head

A master of creative nonfiction, Phillip Lopate returns with a new collection of essays. Read story.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

New Joseph Campbell Book on Goddess Myths

In Goddesses: Mysteries of the Feminine Divine, Editor Safron Rossie sheds light on another side of the man who made famous the hero’s journey. Read story.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Philip Levine to Speak in S.B.

UCSB Arts & Lectures will present former U.S. Poet Laureate Philip Levine in a free public reading at the New Vic on Thursday, January 16. Read story.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

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
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