EAST OF EDEN
By John Steinbeck
601 pp. Penguin Books $20
Fundamental American Novel, set in the Salinas Valley of California.
SACRAMENTO'S CAPITOL PARK
By John E. Allen
128 pp. Arcadia Publishing $22
Historic photojournalism documenting the development of the California State Capitol.
SACRAMENTO CHRONICLES: A GOLDEN PAST
By Cheryll Anne Stapp
144 pp. The History Press $20
A brief history of the Sacramento region from just before the Gold Rush to the middle of the 20th Century.
SACRAMENTO RENAISSANCE: ART, MUSIC, & ACTIVISM IN CALIFORNIA'S CAPITAL CITY
By William Burg
192 pp. The History Press $20
Social movements of the 20th Century that shaped Sacramento.
THE SHIRLEY LETTERS
By Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe
224 pp. Heydey $14
Personal letters of a docter's wife from the heart of the gold rush.