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Nancy's Bookshelf: Two Northern California women writers who love being outdoors

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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.

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Nancy Wiegman has a master's degree in French linguistics from Indiana University and taught yoga and foreign languages at CSU Fresno and the College of Charleston before moving to Chico in 1990.
Matt Fidler is a producer and sound designer with over 15 years’ experience producing nationally distributed public radio programs. He has worked for shows such as Freakonomics Radio, Selected Shorts, Studio 360, The New Yorker Radio Hour and The Takeaway. In 2017, Matt launched the language podcast Very Bad Words, hitting the #28 spot in the iTunes podcast charts.