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Local authors – New releases and popular titles

“The Cowboy and the Senorita” by Howard Kazanjian and Chris Enss. Chris Enss co-authored this warm biography of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans; the book is also being made into a movie soon! And don’t miss the release of her next book, “She Wore a Yellow Ribbon,” written with Nevada County radio personality Joann Chartier. Chris and Joann will present their new book at Odyssey Books on July 29.

“Forgotten Faces” by Ronald William Horne. In this unique book, author Horne offers “a window into our immigrant past” with this first-ever exploration of photo-ceramic memorial portraits from tombstones. Brimming with rare photographs and historical commentary, this book is captivating.

“If Heaven is So Wonderful…Why Come Here?” by John L. Brooker. Drawing upon his decades of experiences as a spiritual guide and teacher, local favorite John Brooker shows readers how to learn from mystical experiences and discover the “Whole Being” within us all in his new book.

“Loitering at Heaven’s Gate” by Ron Tranquilla. Award-winning story writer and poet Ron Tranquilla composed this enlightening, intriguing collection of poems as a visiting professor in Taiwan. His poetry touches upon his experiences and invokes the culture and traditions of the country; Chinese translations by Christine Lin also included.

“Your Feng Shui Step-By-Step Workbook” by Loralee Makela. This book is a great tool for anyone who seeks to improve their quality of life using Feng Shui. The author channels her 15 years of personal and professional experience into this complete, user-friendly guide.

“Kicking Ass and Taking Names” by Nik Colyer. In his newest book, the author of the popular “Biker Bob” novels turns his voice toward poetry. Colyer explores the masculine experience with subtle insight and honest intention in this heart-felt, lively collection.

“Paddling The California Highlands, A Quiet Water Guide to Paddler’s Paradise” by John Coale. Once again available, this guide is essential to anyone wishing to explore the breathtaking beauty of the California Highlands by canoe or kayak. Filled with photos, maps, observations and information. Also available from John Coale: “Paddling The California Coast.”

“The Prozac Conspiracy” by David Seymour. Subtitled “A novel exposing the mass-production of mental illness,” this book forces readers to take a hard look at the epidemic of mental illness and the exploitation of America by the pharmaceutical industry.

“Donner Summit” by Margie Powell. An overview of the summit beyond the Donner Party tragedy, highlighting ancient history, exploration, the railroad construction, recreational development and more.

“Too Good To Be True?” by David Moyer. With decades of experience dealing with bipolar and central nervous system disorders, David Moyer examines causes and innovative treatments of these mental illnesses in his ground-breaking book.


Compiled by Kim Carrow of Odyssey Books, 11989 Sutton Way, Grass Valley. Hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. The phone number is 477-2856.

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