more about: novels

10 summer reads to take on a camping trip

Sunset contributor Robert Clark shares 10 musts for your summer reading list. As you’re surrounded by technology and the hustle and bustle of your routined life, it can be difficult to get a second and read what’s on your summer book list in peace. What better way to be at one with the words of that book you’ve been dying to […]

8 incredible books to give as gifts

Along with such best sellers as Rinker Buck’s travelogue The Oregon Trail; William Finnegan’s surfing memoir, Barbarian Days; and the late Ivan Doig’s Montana-rooted novel Last Bus to Wisdom, these fresh picks from some of our favorite booksellers will definitely be on our shopping lists. And maybe, just maybe, our friends and families will see this post…hint, hint. Mission High: One School, How Experts Tried to Fail It, and the Students and Teachers […]

Set in the West: Your Novel Picks

I’ve only been to Seattle once (what? I’m new here.), but that didn’t stop me from cracking up on nearly every page of Maria Semple’s novel Where’d You Go, Bernadette. Her lovingly satirical depiction of the city gave me an idea: What better way to get to know the West than by reading books set in it? I took to Twitter for your recommendations and found out you guys love Steinbeck. You are so cool.