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Best Of Nancy's Bookshelf: Patt Lind-Kyle

Apr 22, 2020

Death is an aspect of being human that is a taboo subject in our culture. In her latest book, Nevada City teacher and therapist Patt Lind-Kyle has advice for preparing for this inevitable transition. This week join Nancy for a conversation with the author of Embracing the End of Life: A Journey Into Dying & Awakening.

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Conservation scientist and author Lauren E. Oakes set out to chronicle how plants and people could cope with their rapidly changing world. From California, she traveled to the southeast coast of Alaska to discover that groves of yellow-cedar were on the decline.

 

Looking for a doctoral thesis topic, the fast-disappearing yellow-cedar became the focus. What followed was an extraordinary years-long research project and the deeply heartening, In Search of the Canary Tree: The Story of a Scientist, a Cypress, and a Changing World.

Local researcher Maris Thompson collected stories of immigration in the German American Midwest during World War I. Award-winning NPR journalist Tom Gjelten talked to immigrant families in Virginia for his book A Nation of Nations. This week join Nancy for immigration stories past and present.


Author Jackie Shannon Hollis explores the past in her memoir, This Particular Happiness: A Childless Love Story. 

This Particular Happiness examines relationships, parenthood and the meaning of life. Take a journey with Hollis, from her early years in Oregon to her hard-earned self-acceptance in the later years.

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Emily Gallo moved to Chico, CA, and retired from teaching in 2006. She started writing screenplays and television and moved into novels.

 

She published her first novel, Venice Beach, in 2015 and has written five more novels: The Columbarium, Kate & Ruby, Roads Not Taken, Murder at the Columbarium, and her latest, The Last Resort.

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Nancy's Bookshelf revisits a conversation with retired professors Roger Lederer and Carol Burr who wrote and illustrated The Birds of Bidwell Park. Now they have collaborated on a guide to the trees of Bidwell Park.  

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Jennifer Jewell is the creator and host of the national award-winning, weekly public radio program, and podcast, Cultivating Place: Conversations on Natural History & the Human Impulse to Garden.

 

In her new book The Earth in Her Hands 75 Extraordinary Women Working in the World of Plants, she introduces an array of inspiring women who inspire in wide-reaching fields. From botany and floral design to landscape architecture and farming, these influencers are creating change from the ground up.

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Greg Cootsona is a writer, researcher, and speaker. He teaches religious studies and humanities at California State University at Chico. He is also co-director of Science for the Church. Today, he stops by to chat about his book, Negotiating Science and Religion In America: Past, Present, and Future.

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Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing is an American Anthropologist. Her book, The Mushroom at the End of the World, is an original study that explores human relations with non-human species, specifically the Matsusaka mushroom. 

 

Also, Heather Altfeld's essay, "Obituary for Dead Languages", was chosen to be included in, The Best American Essays 2019. Her first book, The Disappearing Theatre, won the 2015 Poets at Work Prize. She is the 2017 recipient of the Robert H. Winner Award from the Poetry Society of America and the 2015 recipient of the Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry.

A Brief History of the Richardson Family, Richardson Springs, Butte County

Published by the Association for Northern California Historical Research (ANCHR)

 

Guests Ron Womack and Josie Smith are two of the editors of this book about the owners of Richardson Springs. A third guest, Mike Boggs, is a descendant of the Richardson family. 

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