Hooray for ‘hybrid’ books: mixing genres to tell better tales

My November 15, 2022 book culture column for the San Francisco Chronicle:

You know how it goes when someone whose literary taste you highly respect raves about a book and you go right out and get it and it sits on your coffee table for a couple of months and then migrates to that table in the corner and then goes God knows where and about a year later you come upon it and dip in and are instantly enthralled and wonder who recommended it in the first place and did they tell you how crazy good it is?

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