Notice that my rec table is different than usual. You did notice, right? Well, here it is: I decided to have a Local Author Day. Every one of these books is from a Bay Area author, including The Language of Flowers, by Vanessa Diffenbaugh (Monterey), and The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini (Fremont). As you can see, there is no shortage of great authors and books to pick from (including Little Boy Soup by my own progeny, Joshua Russell!).