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In celebration of Halloween, this week’s guest is the author and photographer Douglas Keister. He is the author of 45 books, six of them are about cemeteries including Stories in Stone: Paris. Keister explains the symbols and iconography found in cemeteries. 

About Douglas Keister

Photographer-writer Douglas Keister has authored and co-authored forty-five critically acclaimed books. He also writes and illustrates magazine articles and contributes photographs and essays to dozens of magazines, newspapers, books, calendars, posters, and greeting cards worldwide.

Currently running for state assembly, J.R Henson is a fourth generation Paradise resident and survivor of the Camp Fire. Storytelling has been apart of his family roots from both sides of the family and one of his ancestors, James Russell Lowell was a well known poet.

Henson started publishing his writings last year. Unseasonable is his second collection of essays. 

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Stephen W. King is an author and retired university dean with a life-long interest in coin history and collecting. He joined Nancy’s Bookshelf this week to speak about his latest, ‘All That Glisters Is Not Gold.”

He is the author of several non-fiction books and a writer of various articles. Born in San Francisco, he now lives with his wife of fifty-two years in Chico, California.

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Ira Glass stops by to chat about a collection of short stories titled, The New Kings of Nonfiction. Also, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author, Edward Humes came to talk some trash about GARBOLOGY: Our Dirty Love Affair With Trash.

Echo Heron

Author Echo Heron is an award-winning, New York Times bestselling author. Born in Troy, New York, her work tackles many genres, including fiction, mysteries, and historical fiction. She is also a critical-care registered nurse. She joins Nancy's Bookshelf to chat about her latest, EMERGENCY 24/7: Nurses of the Emergency Room.

About EMERGENCY 24/7: Nurses of the Emergency Room: Thirty-one nurses, each with a distinctive voice and unique view of what really goes on behind the closed doors of the secret and chaotic world of the emergency room.


 About Obi Kaufmann’s latest: From the author of The California Field Atlas, comes a major work that not only guides readers through the Golden State's forested lands but also presents a profoundly original vision of nature in the twenty-first century. 

 

The Forests of California features an abundance of Obi Kaufmann's signature watercolor maps and trail paintings, weaving them into an expansive and accessible exploration of the biodiversity that defines California in the global imagination. 

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It’s a triple guest day on Nancy’s Bookshelf.

Hiking guidebook author John Soares grew up near Redding. His latest book is Camp for Free: Dispersed Camping & Boondocking on America's Public Lands. He talks about why he loves dispersed camping, and how to do it safely and ethically.

 

About Brian Marshall: Raised by a band of feral authors hidden in the deep north woods, Brian Marshall was no ordinary child. Proper syntax flowed through his veins.

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Dr. Michael Greger is the author of the international best seller How Not to Die. Local author Lani Muelrath advocates combining mindfulness with a vegan diet. Commentator Richard Parker asks “What’s for Dinner?”

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Two years ago, on Nov. 8, 2018, the Camp Fire set blaze when a faulty electric transmission line sparked just outside Paradise. 

More than 13,000 homes were destroyed, 85 lives were lost, and 27,000 people struggled to escape with their lives. 

 

Alastair Gee And Dani Anguiano, journalists for The Guardian, investigated the most destructive American wildfire in a century in their book, "Fire in Paradise: An American Tragedy."

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Author Lois Buchter has been a writer for almost two decades. Gerti’s War is her first novel. It is the story of her elderly cousin living in Germany during the second world war. 

 

The book details Gerti’s life after Hitler took power and was assigned into service as an encrytionist with the top security clearance. 

 

After writing the novel, Butcher began writing screenplays and completed numerous scripts for television and film.

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