A Theory of Small Earthquakes - Meredith Maran This book is a lot of fun for folks who live in Berkeley/Oakland area. I particularly enjoyed the timeline which begins in 1983 - a year of much importance in my East Bay life. I became involved in the journey the characters follow. I quite liked them....except for Allison, who is a complicated and interesting individual. This is a fine first novel from a writer who has written mostly non-fiction.