Winter Reading

winter reading

Sacramento’s writing community keeps busy! Check out these books from local authors, published in the past year.

The Rule of Law by John Lescroart (Simon and Schuster, $17)
Now out in paperback, this novel by the Davis-based New York Times bestselling author takes our hero, attorney Dismas Hardy, on a journey that requires he defend a very unlikely suspect—his secretary, Phyllis.

Strangers at the Gate by Catriona McPherson (Minotaur Books, $26.99)
This page-turner by the author of the popular (and award-winning) Dandy Gilver historical mysteries involves a couple that moves into a lovely rented cottage, only to hear odd sounds and discover the messy detritus of a brutal murder. Furthermore, everyone’s a stranger to them.

The Michelin Guide: California Tasteblazers ($19.95)
Sacramento is recognized by Michelin for the first time in this California-centric version of the guide. In 14 glorious pages, you’ll find detailed descriptions of 14 of our restaurants, awarded Plates and Bib Gourmands, and including our first Michelin-starred restaurant, The Kitchen.

The Love Story of Pinky Wollerman by Ed Cole (River Rock Books, $18)
This debut novel tells the story of a bachelor cattle rancher in the 1950s who finds love in the beauty and simplicity of wild and open spaces. It spans two continents and includes a collection of complex characters—including the one love of Pinky’s life—and a murder mystery.

Gray Is the New Black by Dorothy Rice (Otis Books, $12.95)
A memoir written in a year—about a year—of self-discovery, this little black book takes readers along, sometimes hilariously, sometimes with heartbreak, on the writer’s oh-so-relatable quest to exorcise some past demons, accept herself at all ages (especially now, as she grows her hair out gray), forgive herself and look ahead with clear eyes.

Eddie’s Choice by Marilyn Reynolds (New Wind Publishing, $11.99)
The latest in the award-winning young adult True-to-Life Series from Hamilton High, this novel tackles torn-from-the-headlines topics of racism and bullying in the engaging, approachable manner that’s been the hallmark of this author’s works and has garnered her fans throughout the country.

Mexican American Baseball in Sacramento by Mark A. Ocegueda, Christopher Docter, Richard A. Santillán, Ernie Cervantes Jr. and Cuno Barragán (Arcadia Publishing, $21.99)
This book of photographs takes readers on a historical narrative of baseball and its place in the lives of our region’s Mexican-American residents. The images tell the story of community, migration, military service, education, social justice and, most of all, perseverance.