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Alia Volz Memoir Is About One Woman's Subversive Response To The AIDS Crisis

Dennis Hearne
San Francisco author Alia Voltz and her new book "Home Baked" (published April 20, 2020, by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

San Francisco author Alia Volz reads from her book "Home Baked." It's about how her mother, Meridy Voltz, became an unexpected caregiver in the 1970s when she opened a bakery called Sticky Fingers Brownies.

You can also listen to a 30-minute audio documentary on the story behind her book on the KALW website. It's called, "How Pot Brownies Brought Some Relief During The AIDS Epidemic." 

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