• The Refugees

    The Refugees

    Nguyen, Viet Thanh

    A collection of stories, most set amid the Vietnamese exile communities of California, by the author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning novel The Sympathizer (Kirkus.) Viet Thanh Nguyen was a SAL speaker in May, 2018.

    Format: eBook - 2017 First edition

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  • Everything's Trash, but It's Okay

    Everything's Trash, but It's Okay

    Robinson, Phoebe

    Current events and women’s issues humorously tackled by a successful and prolific black woman comedian (Kirkus.) Phoebe Robinson was a SAP speaker in October, 2018.

    Format: eBook - 2018

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  • Ripper: A Novel

    Ripper: A Novel

    Allende, Isabel

    It may be an unusual plot line for Allende -- a string of murders in contemporary San Francisco and a teenage sleuth on the case -- but she proves can master any genre and character. Isabel Allende was a SAL speaker during the inaugural season (1988/89) and again in 2018 for the 30th anniversary.

    Format: eBook - 2014

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  • Brief Encounters With Che Guevara: Stories

    Brief Encounters With Che Guevara: Stories

    Fountain, Ben

    Fountain, author of “Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk,” won the PEN/Hemingway award for this collection where stories are united by politics, social upheaval, adventure, and sly humor. Ben Fountain was a SAL speaker in 2017.

    Format: eBook - 2007

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  • Between the World and Me

    Between the World and Me

    Coates, Ta-Nehisi

    A father’s letter to an adolescent son conveys his story as a black man understanding his circumstances through experiences, history reimagined, and reportage on the shooting of an unarmed acquaintance by the police. Ta-Nehisi Coates was a SAL speaker in 2017 and 2019.

    Format: Downloadable Audiobook - 2015 Unabridged

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  • Educated: A Memoir

    Educated: A Memoir

    Westover, Tara

    Westover recounts the challenges overcoming her survivalist family in rural Idaho, going to school for the first time at 18, and how educating herself was a means of setting herself free. Tara Westover was a SAL speaker in April, 2019.

    Format: eBook - 2018

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  • Stern Men

    Stern Men

    Gilbert, Elizabeth

    In Gilbert’s (“Signature of All Things”) debut, 18-year-old Ruth returns from boarding school to join the “stern men” working in the lobster fishing waters off Maine. Elizabeth Gilbert was a SAL speaker in 2015.

    Format: eBook - 2009

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  • Never Let Me Go

    Never Let Me Go

    Ishiguro, Kazuo

    A dystopian literary mystery where three friends discover the dark secrets behind the elite British boarding school where they met more than a decade earlier. Kazuo Ishiguro was a SAL speaker in 1995.

    Format: eBook - 2005

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  • Behold the Dreamers: A Novel

    Behold the Dreamers: A Novel

    Mbue, Imbolo

    A lovely portrait of a Cameroonian immigrant family in New York City on the eve of the Great Recession. The New York Times called it a “big-hearted novel.” Imbolo Mbue was a SAL speaker in 2019.

    Format: Downloadable Audiobook - 2016 Unabridged

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  • Surpassing Certainty: What My Twenties Taught Me

    Surpassing Certainty: What My Twenties Taught Me

    Mock, Janet

    Producer, writer, transgender rights advocate, and former magazine editor Mock's second memoir (after "Redefining Realness") takes readers from her college days to dancing at a strip club to success in the publishing world. Janet Mock was a SAL speaker in 2017.

    Format: Downloadable Audiobook - 2017 Unabridged

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