This year's fall reading list comes to you courtesy of some mighty Bay Area pen-wielders, including a few who are making magic of the memoir.
Step inside the one-track dirty mind of a teenage boy with Daniel Handler; empathize with the childhood trauma of Amy Tan; find your "logical family" with Armistead Maupin; go through cancer with Joyce Maynard; and let Dave Eggers tell your kids the real story of the Statue of Liberty.
You've got a lot of reading to do.
Her beautifully rendered characters have made you laugh and cry. Now get ready for the ultimate in Amy Tan's revealing personal memoir Where the Past Begins (Ecco Press). Then, go for a reading and book signing at Dominican University of California in San Rafael on October 23rd ($40 tickets at bookpassage.com).