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It is a packed hour this week at Nancy’s Bookshelf. Kicking things off is the author of the international award-winning VanOps thriller series, Avanti Centrae. Our second guest, author Howard Levine provides us with details about his fast-paced thriller, “Last Gasp.”

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Book reviewer Dan Barnett's column "Biblio File" appears in the Chico Enterprise-Record. With more than 30-years of book reviewing experience, Barnett details the latest books that speak on the Camp Fire and it's aftermath. 

 

Also, we speak with Camp Fire survivor Bill Hartley, owner of Joy Lyn’s Candies. 

 

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Author and playwright Lynn Elliott formerly taught in the English Department at Chico State University. He who grew up in Wales and reads from his autobiography about his childhood Christmas in Wales. 

Also, Author William Martin drops some wisdom on the practice of forgiveness, creating a unique path from guilt, blame, and shame to peace of mind and freedom.

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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.

 

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Author Lisa Benaron M.D. kicks-off the hour by providing a detailed and informative look at Autism spectrum disorder. 

 

Our second guest, Journalist Ethan Watters, explains how America categorizes disorders, thereby defining mental illness and health.

 

About Lisa Benaron MD: The author of Autism, she is a graduate of Yale Medical School and is board certified in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities. She is the medical director of Far Northern Regional Center, where she provides evaluations for individuals of all ages suspected of having an ASD. 

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Poet Ingrid Keriotis shares her book of poetry, It Started with the Wild Horse. The collection of poems explores topics such as wildness and inspiration, love and memory, and family and motherhood. Also, author Robert Hart takes us on a spiritual awakening with Medicine Wheel: The Evolution of Consciousness.

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On the 100th anniversary of the Armistice ending World War I, Chico author Dan Irving recounts the history of this war in his book Heart of the Poppy: From War to Amor.

 

About Dan Irving:

 

Dan Irving is a sixth-generation San Franciscan. He graduated from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. It is Dan's hope that the publication of 'Heart of the Poppy' will inspire more groups and young people to get out of their comfort zone, travel to a third world country, and provide needed services while having the adventure of a lifetime. 

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Composer and long-time vegan Will Tuttle wrote The World Peace Diet: Eating for Spiritual Health and Social Harmony.  Redding author and adventurer Joel Stratte-McClure drops by to wish his mother happy 100th birthday, and Camp Fire survivor Bill Hartley was featured in Douglas Keister’s book People, Places, and Pieces of Paradise. 

For more than 10 years, award-winning journalist and New York Times best-selling author Naomi Klein has documented the movement of the climate crisis from future threat to burning emergency. She makes the case for a green new deal in her book, On Fire.

Medical doctor and clown Patch Adams integrated laughter and creativity into healing. He wrote about our health care system in his book, Gesundheit!.

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The first guest, Randy Crawford, who lives in a straw bale house in Chico, describes the benefits of living in a straw bale house.

 

Author John Sweringen compiled a guide to building straw bale houses, Straw Bale Building Details: An Illustrated Guide for Design and Construction. Joining John is workshop presenter Jenna Yu.

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