Winter is coming.
Well, a little.
Here in San Francisco we don't get the dramatic winters of up north or back east, but around this time of year I start wearing my heavy jacket, reaching for my wool socks, and putting on a hat before I walk home at night. In the publishing world, holiday-themed books start showing up around this time of year – including all those fun holiday mystery novels. In the spirit of the season, this month at the Mechanics' Institute we're featuring books about winter – with all the ice and snow you (probably) won't see in San Francisco. We've selected a wide range of books, from literary fiction, to thrillers, to fantasy. Take your pick, grab a blanket and a hot cup of cocoa, and curl up with a winter's tale.
Heather Gudenkauf - Not a Sound
Orhan Pamuk - Snow
Katherine Arden - The Bear and the Nightingale
Yasunari Kawabata - Snow Country
Michelle Paver - Thin Air
John Straley - Cold Storage, Alaska
Ragnar Jónasson - Snowblind
Camilla Grebe - The Ice Beneath Her
Eowyn Ivey - The Snow Child
Maeve Binchy - A Week in Winter
Chris Knopf - Ice Cap
Sue Henry - Dead North
Arnaldur Indriðason - Hypothermia
Terry Pratchett - Hogfather
Neal Stephenson - Snow Crash