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Growland By Lelia Moskowitz Cover Image
ISBN: 9781947112346
Availability: On our shelves now!
Published: Humboldt State University Press - August 11th, 2020

SKU: 9798985337006

In October 1860, Noah Ford arrives on the Northern California coast. He has come from Boston to settle the estate of his uncle, Captain Henry Ford, his childhood hero, killed by the accidental discharge of his own pistol. Having thrilled to stories of his uncles’s daring exploits in the west, Noah sets out to gather information for a biographical novel he plans to write. He visits the scenes of Captain Ford’s daily life, particularly the Mendocino Indian Reservation, where Ford spend his final years, in hopes of getting a taste of the frontier life that fired his imagination from afar. Instead he discovers rampant corruption and brutal oppression of the Native people both on and off the reservation. The more Noah learns, the more sinister the story becomes.

Author Robert Winn grew up in Southern California, made his way north, and eventually settled on the Mendocino Coast, where he lived for thirty-four years, teaching history and English at the community college. His idea for this book came to him many years ago when he taught a workshop about the Mendocino Indian Reservation and was appalled by the story of what happened to the indigenous population after white men discovered the giant redwoods in the 1850s. He decided a well-researched historical novel would be the best way to get the story out to the widest possible audience, and after many years of rolling the idea around in his head, he finally got to work on it. To his great satisfaction, he finished it shortly before his death in 2018.

Tankhouse: California's Redwood Water Towers From A Bygone Era By Thomas Cooper Cover Image
ISBN: 9780615439761
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Published: Barn Owl Press - April 4th, 2022

TANKHOUSE: California's Redwood Water Towers from a Bygone Era, by Thomas Cooper, is the only available book on these remnants of an ingenious, wind-powered domestic water system for the home and garden. Most tankhouses were built entirely of redwood: frame, siding, water tank and roof shingles.

Spare By The Duke of Sussex Prince Harry Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593593806
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Published: Random House - January 10th, 2023


Hiker's Hip Pocket Guide to the Mendocino Coast, 4th Edition By Bob Lorentzen Cover Image
ISBN: 9780939431458
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Published: Bored Feet Press - December 24th, 2018

Now with 32,000 copies sold, our most popular book details all public trails on and near the coast between Gualala/Sea Ranch in northwestern Sonoma County and Chemise Mountain on the southern Lost Coast. Thirty-two years after our first edition, a wealth of new trails and abundant changes on the original trails make this the most essential new edition in years.

SKU: 9780965787932

The funny and insightful memoir of LaNor "Corky" Francis, a woman who lived by the motto, "Carry on, what else is there to do?" Through sixty-six years of marriage as a military wife, rasing two kids, living in twenty-nine different homes, and over one hundrd years of life, Carrying On is LaNor's story as told by her daughter, Linda.

Mom Genes: Inside the New Science of Our Ancient Maternal Instinct By Abigail Tucker Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501192876
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Published: Gallery Books - April 5th, 2022

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Lion in the Living Room comes a fascinating and provocative exploration of the biology of motherhood that “is witty, reassuring, and takes motherhood out of the footnotes and places it front and center—where it belongs” (Louann Brizendine, MD, New York Times bestselling author).

Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast: A Comprehensive Guide to the Fungi of Coastal Northern California By Noah Siegel, Christian Schwarz Cover Image
ISBN: 9781607748175
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Published: Ten Speed Press - August 9th, 2016

A comprehensive and user-friendly field guide for identifying the many mushrooms of the northern California coast, from Monterey County to the Oregon border.

When the Stars Go Dark: A Novel By Paula McLain Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593237915
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Published: Ballantine Books - April 5th, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • GOOD MORNING AMERICA BUZZ PICK • “A total departure for the author of The Paris Wife, McLain’s emotionally intense and exceptionally well-written thriller entwines its fictional crime with real cases.”—People (Book of the Week)

The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness, and Healing in a Toxic Culture By Gabor Maté, MD, Daniel Maté (With) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593083888
Availability: Backordered - we'll try to let you know how long!
Published: Avery - September 13th, 2022

The instant New York Times bestseller

By the acclaimed author of In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts, a groundbreaking investigation into the causes of illness, a bracing critique of how our society breeds disease, and a pathway to health and healing.