Bruce McKay is a San Francisco native with deep roots. His family has lived here since coming from Scotland in 1829.
In his new book, “Torn Lilacs,” Richmond District resident Henry Michalski tells the horrific and yet remarkable story of his parents, who were among the millions of people “displaced” by WWII.
Martin Jacobs, who grew up in the Sunset District, wrote a new book titled “Kezar Stadium: 49ers Fans Remember,” which takes the reader on a journey back through memories of the stadium that housed the 49ers until 1971.
Sunset District resident and children’s book author Emma B. Smith released two new books over the summer, each offering a riveting story of a local animal celebrity. The animals she highlights are Claude, the albino alligator from the Academy of Sciences, and Odin, survivor and hero of the Tubbs Fire.
Sieu Sean Do, author and victim rights advocate, now calls the Richmond District home. But his path started with a childhood in rural Cambodia and led him on a life-or-death struggle through the killing fields of the Khmer Rouge.
Author Joseph Sutton, a retired Abraham Lincoln High School teacher, recently published his 14th book, “In The Time of My Life: Selected Writings.”
Written in first-person narratives that move between both male and female voices, Gelade’s stories center around issues that are timely and relevant: desire, divorce, nostalgia for the past, and consolation, with several of the stories interfacing with another story in the collection.
Longtime Richmond District resident Linda Lewin wrote a children’s story titled Flowers For Jenny. The story was illustrated by Sudesha Shrestha and is the sixth book written by Lewin.
Swim to the end of the pool became one of Wood’s mantras in courage. “What this meant to me was always try your hardest and complete your goals, while maintaining your dignity,”
“I have a goal to write a great, even beautiful book by the end of my life. Fortun ately, we’re all living longer than ever,” he joked.