The Book Report is a series where we talk to local authors about the books they love. Writer Kevin Smokler shared his pick - The Fire Next Time, by James Baldwin - with Ninna Gaensler-Debs.
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The Book Report is brought to you by KALW and the Litography Project, which is mapping the stories of San Francisco’s literary scene. It originally aired on November 3, 2014.