Michael Chabon's book Telegraph Avenue, set in Berkeley and Oakland, is a popular selection for book groups. (Please see the Reader's Advisory post from August 9th for a recap of Lakeview Branch's book group discussion.)
Many people, including myself, enjoy reading books that are set in the area in which they live so I've dedicated this post to fiction set in Oakland. All of these titles are available at OPL and include blurbs from the publisher's descriptions.
While I've only listed fiction that takes place in Oakland, the library also carries many titles by Oakland authors.