Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Bay Area Fiction

A friend of mine came up with an awesome Christmas present- she is giving her friend a stack of books that take place in the Bay Area. Being the compulsive reader and list-maker that I am, I have decided to take this project and run with it. I've omitted books I would never read (scifi, mysteries, romance, and "books in verse"). Here's what I've got so far:
(* denotes books I've read)

Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende
The Abortion by Richard Brautigan
Free Enterprise by Michelle Cliff
1906: A Novel by James Dalessandro
A Seahorse Year by Stacey D'Erasmo
Humpty Dumpty in Oakland by Phillip K Dick
The Man in the High Castle by Philip K Dick
Between Lovers by Eric Jerome Dickey
A Mistress of Spices by Chitra Divakaruni
*Stones for Ibarra by Harriet Doerr
The 42nd Parallel by John Dos Passos
House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus
*The Invisible Circus by Jennifer Egan
*A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
The Other Side of Haight by James Fadiman
The Monk Downstairs by Tim Farrington
Sister Noon by Karen Joy Fowler
All Tomorrow's Parties by William Gibson
Carter Beats the Devil by Glen David Gold
Zodiac by Robert Graysmith
The Confessions of Max Tivoli by Andrew Sean Greer
Ambrose Bierce and the Trey of Pearls by Oakley Hall
*The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
The Basic Eight by Daniel Handler
The Night Garden by Pamela Holm
*Blue Shoe by Anne Lammott
China Boy by Gus Lee
Gun, With Occasional Music by Jonathan Lethem
Changing Places by David Lodge
Martin Eden by Jack London
Tales of the City by Armisted Maupin (and the ensuing books)
Winners by Eric Martin
Coyote Moon by John Miller
Bloodsucking Fiends by Christopher Moore
The Distance by Eddie Muller
*Six Out Seven by Jess Mowry
*Way Past Cool by Jess Mowry
Bone by Fae Myenne Ng
McTeague by Frank Norris
Fogtown by Peter Plate
The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon
The Ultimate Rush by Joe Quirk
Villa Incognito by Tom Robbins
*The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
*Valencia by Michelle Tea (ok, I think this is a memoir, but who's counting?)
The Silver Cloud Cafe by Alfredo Vea
A Single Stone by Marilyn Wallace
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe


stephanie said...

This is a great list! I didn't even know Mac had a blog. He is very well read.