Six California Kitchens: A Collection of Recipes, Stories, and Cooking Lessons from a Pioneer of California CuisineSix California Kitchens by Sally Schmitt

Chronicle Books Review by George Yatchisin Sally Schmitt’s posthumous publication Six California Kitchens proves you can write a powerful memoir one recipe at a time. Whether the book will become…

Ten Best Books of 2022

While those familiar with other Best of 2022 lists will recognize some of the titles below, we hope the California Review of Books’ Top 10 will also nudge the curious…

Drive My Car, a movie by Ryusuke Hamaguchi, based on a story by Haruki Murakami

Essay by Walter Cummins Creating a three-hour movie based on a short story that takes only 26 minutes to read may sound like an act of folly. But the Japanese…

You Are All a Part of Me by Lisa del Rosso

Review by H. L. Hix In her very brief “Foreword” to You Are All a Part of Me, Lisa del Rosso declares that the essays in the book “are about…

The Gospel According to H.L. Hix by H.L. Hix

Review by Walter Cummins First, came the gospel writer cluster of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Now, two thousand years later, the world has another “according to” version, in this…