Nancy's Bookshelf: Two Northern California women writers who love being outdoors
Author Kathryn Reed explores what happens when she invites Airbnb guests into her homes in South Lake Tahoe, California, and Todos Santos, Mexico, in her book "In Sleeping with Strangers: An Airbnb Host's Life in Lake Tahoe and Mexico."
The Airbnb host's journey begins as a way to pay the mortgage, then morphs into an opportunity to live rent-free in Baja California Sur.
Also, Louise Wagenknecht's "White Popular, Black Locust," a family memoir, describes her life journey in California in the early 1950s, detailing the marriage of her divorced mother to a forester working for the Fruit Growers Supply Company.
Wagenknecht was born in Boise, Idaho, and raised near the Klamath River in northwestern California. She graduated from California State University, Chico, with a degree in English and studied range, botany, forestry, and wildlife management at Humboldt State University.