Book: Oh, the guilt

New book asks why you don’t call more often

‘The Jewish Daughter Diaries: True Stories of Being Loved Too Much by Our Moms’
Edited by Rachel Ament. Sourcebooks; 208 pgs., $14.99.


Book: Andy made it after all

‘Potluck Supper With Meeting to Follow’
By Andy Sturdevant. Coffee House Press; 224 pgs., $22.


Book: Novelist clarifies history through friendship

Jacinda Townsend comes to Carmichael's

‘Saint Monkey’
By Jacinda Townsend. W.W. Norton & Company; 352 pgs., $24.95.


Book: Longing for something out of reach

‘The Land We Dreamed: Poems’
By Joe Survant. University Press of Kentucky; 160 pgs., $19.95.


Book: Big voice, bigger heart

Angélique Kidjo’s inspiring life of music and activism

‘Spirit Rising: My Life, My Music’
By Angélique Kidjo with Rachel Wenrick. Harper Design; 256 pgs., $28.


Book: A Lesbian Avenger returns home

Kelly Cogswell signs her new book "Eating Fire" Saturday at Carmichael's

“In 1992, when the Lesbian Avengers started, I was living in a loft on Avenue B with my ex-girlfriend Amy, and her roommate, Rennes, who would pick up closeted fags and have noisy, slurpy sex


Book: Riding out tonight to case the Promised Land

Poet finds inspiration on Thunder Road

I did not love Bruce Springsteen until
I turned thirty and set my own home on fire,


Book: Minor’s major stories

‘Praying Drunk’
By Kyle Minor. Sarabande Books; 198 pgs., $15.95.


Book: Dave Barry on Bieber, puberty and weed

It’s been four long years since humorist Dave Barry put out a book of essays, which is nearly unforgivable to most of his fans who grew accustomed to reading his thoughts weekly in a now reti


Book: Denise Levertov — An open book, and always relevant

‘The Collected Poems of Denise Levertov’
By Denise Levertov. New Directions; 1063 pgs., $49.95.