Alumni Authors



Charlotte Leane '19Weird Math

Weird Math: Clockwork Robots, Asteroid Hunters, & Other Tales from the History of Mathematics


Korean POWer!Sara Jaewon Lee '11

Korean POWer! Korean Play On Words


Javier Zamora '08

Nueve Años


Catherine Lowell '07

The Madwoman Upstairs


Sasha de Vogel '05
(writing as Sasha Laurens)

A Wicked Magic


Dario Hosseinyoun '05

Roots of Gratitude: A Young Man’s Global Search
for Happiness


Mishana Hosseinioun '02

The Human Rights Turn and the Paradox of Progress
in the Middle East


Tessa Fontaine '01

The Electric Woman: A Memoir in Death-Defying Acts
Starbaby Blooms a Tuber Rose


Ariana Nadia Nash '01

Instructions for Preparing Your Skin


Tongo Eisen-Martin '98

Heaven Is All Goodbyes
David Hammons Is on Our Mind
someone’s dead already


Erika Johansen '95

The Queen of the Tearling
The Invasion of the Tearling
The Fate of the Tearling


Wendy MacNaughton '93

Meanwhile in San Francisco: The City in Its Own Words
Salt Fat Acid Heat (illustrator; Samin Nosrat, author)
The Gutsy Girl (illustrator; Caroline Paul, author)
Pen & Ink, Tattoos and The Stories Behind Them (illustrator; Isaac Fitzgerald, editor)
Lost Cat: A True Story of Love, Desperation, and GPS Technology (illustrator; Caroline Paul, author)
The Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert (illustrator; Richard Betts, author)


Jennifer Siebel '92

Miss Representation
The Mask You Live In
The Great American Lie


Tony Hsieh '91Delivering Happiness

Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose


Jasmin Darznik '91The Good Daughter

The Bohemians: A Novel
The Good Daughter: A Memoir of My Mother’s Hidden Life
Song of a Captive Bird: A Novel


Peter Bouckaert '89Center of the Storm
Human Rights Watch

Center of the Storm: A Case Study of Human Rights Abuses
in Hebron District
Descent into Chaos: Thailand's 2010 Red Shirt Protests and the
Government Crackdown
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia: A Week of Terror in Drenica:
Humanitarian Law Violations in Kosovo


Cynthia Clumeck Muchnick '88The Parent Compass

The Parent Compass
The Everything Guide to Study Skills
The Everything College Checklist Book
Straight-A Study Skills
Writing Successful College Applications
The Best College Admission Essays
The Ultimate Wedding Idea Book
The Frugal Bride
Will You Marry Me? The World’s Most Romantic Proposals
101 Ways to Pop the Question


Stacey Printz '87Pestos, Tapenades, & Spreads

Pestos, Tapenades, & Spreads: 40 Simple Recipes for Delicious Toppings, Sauces & Dips
The Best 50 Salad Dressings



Glasgow Phillips '87Tuscaloosa

The Royal Nonesuch: Or What Will I Do When I Grow Up?


Jason Warburg '80My Heart Sings the Harmony

My Heart Sings the Harmony: Twenty Years of Writing About Music
Believe in Me

Never Break the Chain
Believe In Me


Julia Flynn Siler '78The White Devil's Daughter

The White Devil’s Daughters: The Women Who Fought Slavery in San Francisco's Chinatown
The House of Mondavi: The Rise and Fall of an American Wine Dynasty
Lost Kingdom: Hawaii’s Last Queen, the Sugar Kings, and America’s First Imperial Adventure


Martha Elliot '78 Singing In Style

Singing in Style: A Guide to Vocal Performance Practices
So You Want to Sing Early Music: A Guide for Performers


Catherine Linka '72What I Want You To See

What I Want You to See
A Girl Called Fearless
A Girl Undone
Sparrow’s Story: A Girl Defiant


Kristin Ohlson '69The Soil Will Save Us

The Soil Will Save Us
Stalking the Divine


Judith Hooper '673 Pound Universe

The Three-Pound Universe
Of Moths and Men
Alice in Bed
Would the Buddha Wear a Walkman?


Lola Haskins '61Asylum

Asylum: Improvisations on John Clare
How Small, Confronting Morning
The Grace to Leave: Poems
Fifteen Florida Cemeteries
Still, the Mountain
Not Feathers Yet: A Beginner’s Guide to Poetic Life 
Solutions Beginning with A
Desire Lines: New and Selected Poems 
The Rim Benders: Poems and Discourses
Forty-Four Ambitions for the Piano
Planting the Children


Lisa Esherick '58Lisa Esherick: Paintings

Lisa Esherick: Paintings
Drawing on Life: Poems (illustrator)


Susan Seymour '57Women, Family, and Child Care in India

Women, Family, and Child Care in India: A World in Transition
Cora Dubois: Anthropologist, Diplomat, Agent
The Transformation of a Sacred Town: Bhubaneswar, India
Asian College Women’s Aspirations: A Comparative Study of the Effects of Maternal Employment



Jean Stein '51West of Eden

West of Eden: An American Place
American Journey: The Times of Robert Kennedy
Edie: American Girl



Marty Kent '45

In the Shadow of the Goddess: A Healing Journey at Machu Picchu, Peru


Julia Child '30My Life In France

My Life in France
Julia's Kitchen Wisdom 
Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home
Julia's Casual Dinners
Julia's Breakfasts, Lunches & Suppers
Julia's Menus For Special Occasions
Julia's Delicious Little Dinners 
In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs 
Cooking With Master Chefs
Julia Child's Menu Cookbook 
The Way To Cook 
Julia Child & More Company
Julia Child & Company 
From Julia Child's Kitchen 
Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume Two
The French Chef Cookbook 
Mastering the Art of French Cooking


Frances Yeasell Spangle '26Peninsula Trails

Peninsula Trails: Hiking & Biking Trail on the San Francisco Peninsula
South Bay Trails: Outdoor Adventures in & Around Santa Clara Valley