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Check out the cinematic book trailer, directed by Jamieson Fry, for the new novel by T. C. Boyle. San Miguel, published this month by Viking, follows two families, one in the 1880s and one in the 1930s, and their pursuit of self-reliance and freedom on a desolate island off the coast of California.
Eighteen-year-old Stephanie Yun was recently named Oakland’s first youth poet laureate after winning a competition at the Flor y Canto Festival in San Francisco. The competition was organized by the Oakland Public Library in partnership with Youth Speaks, a nonprofit organization focused on spoken word performance and education.
"The thing that happened with my life was that it sort of turned into a thriller," Rushdie said recently in an interview with Charlie Rose. "It turned into a thriller/spy novel." Rushdie's memoir, Joseph Anton, published this month by Random House, details the days, months, and years following the publication of The Satanic Verses in 1998, which prompted Iran’s spiritual leader to issue a fatwa against the author.