It would begin with a committee. A secret group of well-meaning literary types -- booksellers, librarians, and academics -- would get together to choose the "right" book for all of San Francisco to read at once, in the spirit of numerous "One Book, One City" programs that have sprung up around the country. Nominations would pile in, and the team would rapidly eliminate them: What about this lovely book on the 1906 earthquake? Ancient history. How about this nice story set in Chinatown? Not... More >>>