In Love with Earth: Testimonies and Heartsongs from an Environmental Elder
By Marc McGinnes
Community Environmental Council, $17.99
A history of the Santa Barbara environmental movement from one its main activists, Marc McGinnes, who was a public interest environmental lawyer and a major player in the Environmental Defense Center.
MY RANDOM DEATH: A MEMOIR
By Myra Mossman
Insight Institute Press, $17.95
Part true-crime story — author Myra Mossman was attacked and left for dead at Martha’s Vineyard — and part mystical quest — as she survives and receives “six directives” about how to live her life from then on — this memoir is a debut book from a longtime Santa Barbara resident, federal attorney and Holy Tree of Life practitioner.
EVERY RAVENING THING: POEMS
By Marsha de la O
University of Pittsburgh Press, $13.95
A Ventura resident and co-editor with her husband of the literary journal Spillway, Marsha de la O’s new book of poetry is a collection of brave, very personal works that look outward to nature, the news and family.
By Laurie J. Marks
Small Beer Press, $17
San Marcos High School grad Laurie J. Marks concludes her Elemental Logic fantasy series set in the land of Shaftal, picking up and complicating the stories of Karis, Medric and Zanja, and introducing a mysterious child who might hold the key to it all.