Please Please Read These 

If you don't, you're missing out.

Great white sharks bite bigtime just beyond the Golden Gate in The Devil's Teeth (Henry Holt, $25), Susan Casey's chilling account of a stint on and around that bloody buffet, the Farallones. ... A billionaire's son sniffs his stepmother's panties in Oh the Glory of It All (Penguin, $25.95): Sean Wilsey's stunning memoir, set mainly in San Francisco, is rich in many more ways than one. ... Everything crashes into the Blockbuster Video in Bethesda, MD, and Jesus buffs out for the Post-Crucifixion Smackdown in Lauren R. Weinstein's dazzlingly drawn comic collection Inside Vineyland (Alternative Comics, $5.95). ... Boxes of condoms transform into choo-choo trains and rag dolls sunbathe in hot sand: Keith Morrison is a retrospective of the Jamaican-born painter's dreamy, disturbing works, with text by Renée Alter (Pomegranate, $35). ... Hell broke loose one April morning, then just kept on breaking, as Philip Fradkin recounts in The Great Earthquake and Firestorms of 1906 (University of California, $27.50), a horrifying history of a city nearly destroying itself. ... It's "Thumbelina" today, morphine tomorrow in Hans Christian Andersen (Overlook, $37.50), Jens Andersen's sensitive new biography of the sad fairy-tale king.


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