On the Shelf The Best California Books of 2020 If you buy books linked on our site, The Times may earn a commission from Bookshop.org, whose fees support independent bookstores.
These last several months, as we quarantined and went into shutdown mode, I found myself missing California in the most visceral sense.
Perhaps that’s why I spent so much of 2020 reading literature from or about the state.
For all the horrors of this year, it has been a great one for California writing.
Unforgetting: A Memoir of Family, Migration, Gangs, and Revolution in the AmericasBy Roberto LovatoHarper: 352 pages, $27Lovato’s memoir offers a relentless evocation of family and displacement played out between California and El Salvador.