In the Mission District
Alarcón, who lives in San Francisco, and is a Peruvian American, but already had too many books.
Her favorite book of all time is Anne of Green Gables, by Lucy Maud Montgomery, which she read when she was nine. A scene that sticks out in her mind is the one where Anne was being made fun of for having red hair so she tried to dye it blond (or auburn?), but it came out green.
Something good she read recently was Supercapitalism: The Transformation of Business, Democracy, and Everyday Life, by Robert Reich, which talks about inequality, and the balance between democracy and capitalism. She said the book was really illuminating.