Bee Book Club: Sara Paretsky admires her unvarnished sleuth

Sara Paretsky sounded composed when she answered the phone in her Chicago home. That, in spite of last-minute preparations to jet out ✔the next morning for London, the first stop on her tour of England and Scotland for “Brush Back.” It’s the 17th title in her best-selling mystery series and the Bee Book Club’s choice for August, in partnership with the Sacramento Public Library ✔(G.P. Putnam’s Sons, $28, 480 pages).


Between the lines: ‘Literary mash-up’ set at Lake Tahoe

When it comes to the literary scene, local writing coach-author Jennifer Basye Sander has her hands on a lot. For starters, she hosts the annual Write by the Lake workshop at Lake Tahoe ( Two of her many books are “The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Getting Published” and “There’s More You Should Know,” a hands-on “prompt” journal for memoir-writing.

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