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HOT Springs and HOT Pools of the NORTHWEST HOT Springs and HOT Pools of the NORTHWEST
by Marjorie Gersh-Young

It's time for a steamy adventure! The Pacific Northwest has some of the most beautiful, remote hot springs in North America. Located in picturesque green forests, the desert, and sparkling waterfalls, there is something in this region for anyone with a love of adventure and nature's beauty. Open almost all year around, you never have to miss an opportunity to experience the wonder of a natural hot spring. This book provides you with a collection of photographs, contact information, descriptions, driving, and even hiking, directions to nearly every hot spring in Alaska, Canada, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming, and South Dakota. It also includes information on hot springs in central, eastern, and southern states, even Puerto Rico!
More information at www.HotSpringsAndPools.com.
HOT Springs and HOT Pools of the SOUTHWEST HOT Springs and HOT Pools of the SOUTHWEST
by Marjorie Gersh-Young

Enjoy a lavish vacation the way it was intended to be, in nature! The Southwest has varied hot spring options, from springs nestled in the desert to springs located in beautiful rocky canyons, perfect for groups or a quiet romantic getaway. Many of these springs are not open all year long, making them a truly exclusive, magical vacation destination. This updated book, published in April 2015, includes two dozen new hot springs, both natural and commercial, located in Arizona, Baja California, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah. Each hot sprint destination has everything you need to get ready for your next adventure, including photographs, directions, and select information about nearby camping and hiking locations.
More information at www.HotSpringsAndPools.com.
The Widow's Walk League The Widow's Walk League by Nancy Lynn Jarvis
Santa Cruz husbands are being murdered. The local news media is buzzing because a dark-clad figure described by witnesses as Death has been seen lurking nearby each time a murder is committed. When the newly-made widows start hiring real estate agent, Regan McHenry, to sell their houses, she discovers all the murdered men have something in common: their wives belong to a walking group called The Widow's Walk League. No wonder Regan is worried when the group's leader starts paying special attention to her husband, Tom. More information at www.GoodReadMysteries.com.
Buying Murder Buying Murder by Nancy Lynn Jarvis
Murder gets personal when human remains are found in the beach cottage that Regan McHenry buys. The murder victim has been hidden away for 16 years, and although his identity is quickly discovered, the trail to his killer is cold. Regan has sworn off playing amateur detective, but when the police have to focus on more pressing crimes, she has to break her promise. As her policeman friend, Dave Everett, says, "Your house, Regan, your murder." More information at www.GoodReadMysteries.com.
Backyard Bones Backyard Bones by Nancy Lynn Jarvis
It's not the first time Regan has experienced déjà-vu, but when a second body is found buried where one was found just weeks before, déjà-vu takes on new meaning.  Someone murdered a girl on her 17th birthday and Regan discovers many people are hiding secrets about their entanglement with the dead teenager.  Regan must carefully figure out which of them is a murderer or she'll become the killer's next victim. More information at www.GoodReadMysteries.com.
The Death Contingency The Death Contingency by Nancy Lynn Jarvis
Regan McHenry is a Santa Cruz real estate agent whose work puts her in the midst of mystery, mayhem and even murder.  The last death in the neighborhood is ruled accidental, but she thinks it's murder - she even thinks she knows who the murderer is.  Now Regan has to prove a crime has been committed before anyone will take her seriously.  The problem is - she doesn't want to be right. More information at www.GoodReadMysteries.com.
In Love and War In Love and War by Suzanne Barrett
Irish dairy farmer, Meaghann Power, struggles to make ends meet by renting her converted castle keep to an embittered war correspondent who was wounded in Bosnia.  Quinn Lawlor has come to his ancestral homeland to heal and to be left alone.  However, pragmatic Meaghann discovers much more than just her attractive-but-surly tenant's body is in need of healing.  What begins as indifference turns to fascination, and later, desire.  But can their passion survive Meaghann's own dark secrets?   www.SuzanneBarrett.com.
Late Harvest Late Harvest by Suzanne Barrett
Cresthaven: magnificent Gothic house, a winery of vaunted tradition. Beautiful on the surface, but beneath the facade, simmering passions, dark secrets. Vintner Kurt von Daniken offers winemaker Glenna Ryan a bargain--surgery for her son who suffers from a birth defect, in exchange for her expertise. Helping Robbie is paramount to the financially strapped single mother, but will her return to the Mendocino winery risk new heartbreak by the only man she's ever loved? And if Kurt discovers the real reason she left, will she lose her son?   www.SuzanneBarrett.com.
Lime Kiln Legacies Lime Kiln Legacies: The History of the Lime Industry in Santa Cruz County by Robert W. Piwarzyk et al
In the late 1800s Santa Cruz County was the most important lime-producing region in California.  This book tells the story of how lime was made, the people who made it, and how the industry shaped the history of Santa Cruz from the mission period to the present.
Davenport Cement Centennial Davenport Cement Centennial: Honoring Our Past, Building the Future by Robert W. Piwarzyk & Alverda Orlando

Copies are $20 and available by calling Cindy Nelson at the plant at 458-5761.

Valley of Redwoods - A Guide to Henry Cowell Redwoods Valley Of Redwoods - A Guide to Henry Cowell Redwoods by Robert W. Piwarzyk & Michael Miller

The Guide to Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park is the long awaited book containing a tour of HCRSP.  It features many great photographs, history, chapters covering each habitat.  Great Reading!  $9.95  Buy this book at MountainParks.org/store

La Nostra Costa La Nostra Costa by Ivano Franco Comelli
Visit Ivan's Website and The Nostra Costa Blog
"La Nostra Costa" (Our Coast) is about my family's journey to Davenport and the North Coast.  It contains a humorous story of how the Iacopetti Store later became the "Lost Weekend Bar" and now the Bonny Doon Vineyard Tasting Room.  The Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History (831-429-1964) 705 Front Street carries Ivano's book. Support the Museum.
Choose a Career in Science Choose a Career in Science by Barbara Louv
More information at www.chooseacareerinscience.com.

The book is encourages students to consider a future in science.  It includes aspects of astronomy, biology, ecology, engineering, neuroscience, medicine, health sciences, physics, computer science, nanotechnology, mathematics, marine biology, cosmology, chemistry, and geology.

The Heart of Sales Just Treat Me Like I Matter, The Heart of Sales by Diane Marie Pinkard
More information at www.HeartofSales.com.
The author believes that society is experiencing yet another major, social paradigm shift-that people are once again appreciating the value of caring and trusting "interpersonal relations" in both the corporate world and the marketplace. She maintains that "people still buy people," and they buy best from people who treat them like they matter.
Memories of the Mountain Memories of the Mountain by The Ladies of Bonny Doon Club

Don't miss out on this wonderful book.  A "must have" for new and old Dooner's alike.  The Ladies of Bonny Doon Club produced this book in 2004.  Many Bonny Dooners contributed stories, pictures, and editing skills.  Order your book at authorhouse.com or call 800-839-8640.  $20.50 plus postage.

Listen Up! Listen Up! How to Communicate Effectively at Work by Eunice LeMay and Jane Schwamberger
More information at www.papiliopublishing.com.

Eunice LeMay, Branch Manager at Felton Branch Library, and Jane Schwamberger, former Training Librarian for Santa Cruz Public Libraries, have published Listen Up! How to Communicate Effectively at Work.  It's available at Book Shop Santa Cruz, Capitola Book Café, and on-line at www.Amazon.com and www.Btol.com.