Books

  • Local doctor pens page-turners of medical mayhem

    Local doctor pens page-turners of medical mayhem

    As a urologist and surgeon, Kelly Parsons’ job is to take the best possible care of his patients and help them overcome serious illnesses and medical conditions. But when he sits before a keyboard to write one of his medical thrillers, his mission is completely different. He’s a storyteller and...

  • Novel brings World War II-era London into sharp reality for readers

    Novel brings World War II-era London into sharp reality for readers

    Growing up in London, Chris Cleave watched movies about World War II featuring heroic, square-jawed British characters. But as he conducted research for a novel set during the London Blitz of 1940-41, he realized the movies had gotten quite a bit wrong. “They were scared at first,” he said of his...

  • Author urges teen writers to heed ‘the Whispers of Story’ at CCA Writers’ Conference

    Author urges teen writers to heed ‘the Whispers of Story’ at CCA Writers’ Conference

    Reality, we know, can be a tangled, chaotic mess. Mary E. Pearson’s words carried out over the auditorium at Canyon Crest Academy on Saturday morning, March 11, an ingot of truth carefully molded for the 200 teenagers who hung on her every word. The New York Times best-selling author — by way of...

  • '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...

  • 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...

  • RSF resident’s book shares investment insights

    RSF resident’s book shares investment insights

    Rancho Santa Fe resident Bud Leedom hopes to give investors an edge with his new book “Supply and Demand Investing: Spotting Imbalances to Find Wall Street’s Biggest Winners.” Available on May 1, the book details a process that allows investors to unlock the power of supply and demand to analyze...

  • Trying to fit in leads to downfall of novel's main character

    In Stephanie Clifford’s novel, “Everybody Rise,” the main character is a girl who came from humble beginnings and becomes so obsessed with infiltrating New York’s high society scene that she’ll do almost anything to fit in, whether it’s lying, cheating or stealing. Clifford herself is a Brooklynite,...

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