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Welcome to the Alameda Sun Bookstore. For more information on any of these titles, please write to ekos@alamedasun.com. All prices include sales tax and shipping.

San Francisco Then & Now
by Dennis Evanosky & Eric J. Kos
$30.00
A beautiful full-color hard cover coffee table book featuring historic photographs paired with modern day shots of the same location. Included are the stories behind these significant locations as told by the East Bay historians Dennis Evanosky and Eric J. Kos. Price includes Alameda County sales tax and shipping.
Lives of the Dead at Mountain View Cemetery
by Dennis Evanosky & Michael Colbruno
$30.00
Released June 2015. Volume Two in the Mountain View Cemetery series -- 125 pages featuring all new tales from history! This books is available now. Shipping and California Sales Tax included.
Lost Los Angeles
by Dennis Evanosky & Eric J. Kos
$30.00
This books is available now. Brand new for the holidays in 2014. Shipping and California Sales Tax included.
Oakland's Laurel District
by Dennis Evanosky
$25.00
A 100-page book, the first in the "History is All Around Us" series by Dennis Evanosky. Price includes CA sales tax and shipping.
Mountain View Cemetery
by Dennis Evanosky
$30.00
A 128-page book about Oakland's historic cemetery. Price includes CA sales tax and shipping
Alameda: An Architectural Treasure Chest
by Dennis Evanosky
$30.00
The third in the "History is All Around Us Series" featuring 128 pages on Alameda's early history and the Victorian-era architectural styles present here. Price includes CA sales tax and shipping.
Lost San Francisco
by Dennis Evanosky and Eric J. Kos
$30.00
A 144-page book on historic landmarks that no longer stand in San Francisco. Fascinating stories accompany historic photographs throughout the book. Price includes CA sales tax and shipping.
Los Angeles from the Air Then & Now
by Dennis Evanosky & Eric J. Kos
$30.00
This title isn't available at this time.
East Bay Then and Now
by Dennis Evanosky & Eric J. Kos
$30.00
This title is out of print
San Francisco in Photographs
by Eric J. Kos and Dennis Evanosky
$20.00
This title is out of print.
Amaryllis: Collected Poems
by Julia Park Tracey
$20.00
Anyone who has enjoyed Julia Park Tracey's novel, blog, short stories or voluminous journalistic output will be gladdened by the advent of her new book of poetry, Amaryllis: Collected Poems. It provides the missing piece in understanding the oeuvre of this significant woman of letters. Like the title lily itself, throughout these selections, Park steadily and consistently pushes her head toward life and light. In cruder hands, personal trauma becomes whiney but, in Tracey's nimble fingers, it becomes a cat's cradle of gold, for here, dawn is invoked more often than dusk. In this volume, Park reveals herself primarily as a lover -- of place (specifically California), of family and of growth. California is Tracey's home and spawning ground. She fondly travels its unique landscape and subtle turn of seasons. Avoiding any cliché of surf or redwoods, hers is the personal California of live oaks, tawny fields, mushrooms and year-round backyard gardens. Her eye seeks the top line of the hills in their greening and the ripest red vine fruit, translating these into portraits haunting in their deeply evocative beauty. In Amaryllis, we are privy to turning points in a woman's quest for learning, strength and affirmation. Tracey's awareness of her own power seems to draw more of it to her. Ultimately, we applaud this poet's sassy self-respect, born of "keepin' on, keepin' on" and transcendence. With her we celebrate the images of thanksgiving arising from her hard-earned good life. A box of commercial amaryllis bulbs declares, "These beautiful flowers will bloom for years!" So will this beautiful volume. So will this abundant poet. -- Karen Braun Malpas Contact Julia herself at julia.editrix@gmail.com to purchase this title