Tristan Colson's List of (Good) Books Set In San Francisco

shelved under Travel & Places

There are undoubtedly many books that take place in the San Francisco Bay Area. These happen to be some that I think are particularly good.

The City, Not Long After

The City, Not Long After

by Pat Murphy

Post-apocalyptic novel about San Francisco, almost makes me wish I were there in those less crowded times. An interesting thought... as you'll see, this isn't going to be the only book on this list that takes place after a general disaster. Wonder what that means...?

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Vanishing Point

Vanishing Point

by Michaela Roessner

The other post-apocalypse novel... set in the South Bay. You'll never think the same way about the Winchester Mystery House... or the movie theaters next to it.

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Tea with the Black Dragon

Tea with the Black Dragon

by R. A. MacAvoy

Computers and dragons... it doesn't get any better than that.

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The Joy Luck Club

The Joy Luck Club

by Amy Tan

Just to prove that I do read something other than science fiction... a story of four Chinese women and their American born daughters.

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Tales of the City

Tales of the City

by Armistead Maupin

It doesn't get any more quintessentially San Francisco than this.

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A Grave Talent

A Grave Talent

by Laurie R. King

First of a series of mysteries about Kate Martinelli, a San Francisco homicide cop. I don't actually read many mysteries, but I liked these. (I also liked her Mary Russell series, but that is based on Sherlock Holmes, and has no place in this list.)

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Special Circumstances

Special Circumstances

by Sheldon Siegel

Okay, so after saying I don't read mysteries often, here is another one. But I started reading these because they were written by my college roommate's husband, who used to be a mild-mannered lawyer and is now a fairly successful writer.

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