Books

  • 'Dodge City' author to speak at Rancho Santa Fe Library March 13

    'Dodge City' author to speak at Rancho Santa Fe Library March 13

    Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson are two of the most famous names from the history of the American West. As lawmen and adventurers, they sought to bring a measure of order to frontier towns known for chaos and killings. A new book, “Dodge City,” tells the story of how Earp and Masterson met and put...

  • Tasty memoir dishes up food, family and friendship

    Tasty memoir dishes up food, family and friendship

    As the daughter of a Middle Eastern father and an American mother, Diana Abu-Jaber grew up in a household with strict, traditional rules – she and her sisters were not allowed to date or indulge their romantic passions. Instead, she said, they developed a strong love of the sensual, and the kitchen...

  • Registration is open for 6th Annual CCA Writers’ Conference

    Registration is open for 6th Annual CCA Writers’ Conference

    Canyon Crest Academy’s Creative Writing Club recently announced that registration is open for the 6th Annual Canyon Crest Academy Writers’ Conference, which will be held on Saturday, March 11, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.. All high school students are invited to this free conference which is the only one of...

  • New book details life of influential basketball coach Phog Allen

    New book details life of influential basketball coach Phog Allen

    Forrest “Phog” Allen, a legendary basketball coach at the University of Kansas, was a man of contradictions - he is credited with guiding his sport into national prominence and recruiting such famed players as Wilt Chamberlain, but he also had a cantankerous side which led him to butt heads with...

  • Author tells of jihad, conquest and priceless manuscripts at Rancho Santa Fe Literary Society gathering

    Author tells of jihad, conquest and priceless manuscripts at Rancho Santa Fe Literary Society gathering

    In 2012, under the radar of many Western countries, armed jihadis - some affiliated with Al Qaeda - took over a large swath of Mali, which borders Algeria and Mauritania in northern Africa. Along with its toll on the country’s residents, the terrorist occupation of Mali also put at risk a valuable...

  • Bestselling author, former TV writer to discuss new book at Rancho Santa Fe event

    Bestselling author, former TV writer to discuss new book at Rancho Santa Fe event

    As soon as Maria Semple, author of the wildly successful “Where’d You Go, Bernadette,” starts talking, it’s easy to see who inspired her beloved character. She’s down-to-earth, self-deprecating and hilarious, which readers will discover for themselves when she reads from her new book, “Today Will...

  • Working for no pay puts Rancho Santa Fe man on path to prosperity

    Working for no pay puts Rancho Santa Fe man on path to prosperity

    With little money and poor English conversational skills, Chun “Charlie” Yim found doors closed to him as he looked for a job to pay for his business studies at San Diego State University. That’s when he hit on the idea of working for free. Yim, then in his 20s, had recently emigrated to the United...

  • Popular after-school Writing Club returns

    Popular after-school Writing Club returns

    Last year, Canyon Crest Academy's Creative Writing Club President, Julia Camilleri, who also organizes the annual CCA Writers' Conference, saw a need for writing workshops at the middle school level. “I had many parents of middle schoolers try to register their students for the annual writers conference...

  • RSF Library Author Showcase to present Amirah Hall

    Amirah Hall is all set to refresh the way we look at life by releasing “Manifesting Miracles 101 - The Art of Being in the Flow.” Her newest book offers a unique and quite daring perspective into the world of self-healing and success in all aspects of life. Hall will offer an audience interactive...

  • Rancho Santa Fe resident's book ‘Creativity Unzipped’ explores power of original thoughts

    Rancho Santa Fe resident's book ‘Creativity Unzipped’ explores power of original thoughts

    Rancho Santa Fe’s Ruth Westreich has paired up with author Jan Phillips on a new book, “Creativity Unzipped: Why Your Thoughts Matter,” hoping to help readers find their voice and express it – and to realize that creative and artistic are not the same thing. “Creativity, the way we define it,...

  • A Mexican street dog, a British adventurer, 1,000 miles - and eight pairs of shoes

    A Mexican street dog, a British adventurer, 1,000 miles - and eight pairs of shoes

    First, there were the eight pairs of women's shoes, chewed beyond recognition. And the disappearance of the uncooked dinner steaks, as well as the ripped-up sofa pillows. Then there were the escapes, the 70-pound lab-golden retriever mix either jumping over the fence or digging under it. Monica...

  • A winning recipe for healthy relationships with food

    Carmel Valley's Colleen Duffy-Someck writes ‘Dancing in the Kitchen’ cookbook

  • Q&A: ‘American Sniper’ author Scott McEwen on Chris Kyle and more

    Millions of Americans read “American Sniper,” and millions more saw the movie. Most were mesmerized, deeply moved, and ultimately even more appreciative of what our military – and their families – endure on a daily basis. What they must do to keep us – and each other – safe. With the current controversy...

  • Author shares humorous parenting experiences in ‘Man With Child’

    For most of us, becoming a parent is a leap of faith – in ourselves and in our ability to nurture and mold a new life. For some of us, the arc of that trajectory is even greater. For almost two decades Marc Kuritz was successfully engaged in the political arena. Then, in one year, he quit his job,...

  • Bestselling author to discuss becoming a ‘conscious man’

    You’ve seen him on everything from Oprah to the Today Show. His books have owned the top of the New York Times bestseller list for years. Now, on Friday, June 3, San Diegans have a rare opportunity to meet and talk with John Gray at the Barnes & Noble Mira Mesa where he will be hosting a discussion...

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