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Santa Cruz Authors

We love Santa Cruz authors! Featured here are just a few of the authors that write from this treasured corner of the earth. We have a special section at the store dedicated to local authors, many of whom publish with smaller companies or self-publish and aren't available online.

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All That the Rain Promises and More: A Hip Pocket Guide to Western Mushrooms By David Arora Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780898153880
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ten Speed Press - February 1st, 1991

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Back to the Garden: A Novel By Laurie R. King Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593496589
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Published: Bantam - June 6th, 2023

Making Mavericks: The Memoir of a Surfing Legend By Frosty Hesson, Ian Spiegelman Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781620878750
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Published: Skyhorse - October 26th, 2012

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Crossroads: A Novel By Jonathan Franzen Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781250858702
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Published: Picador - October 4th, 2022

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The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business By Charles Duhigg Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780812981605
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - January 7th, 2014

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Manresa: An Edible Reflection [A Cookbook] By David Kinch, Christine Muhlke, Eric Ripert (Foreword by) Cover Image
$50.00
ISBN: 9781607743972
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Published: Ten Speed Press - October 22nd, 2013

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Stop That Girl: Fiction By Elizabeth McKenzie Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780812972283
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - April 11th, 2006

True Love and Other Dreams of Miraculous Escape By Micah Perks Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781944853556
Availability: This item is likely out of print! We may be able to order it from the publisher. If it's unavailable, we will refund you ASAP.
Published: Outpost19 - October 8th, 2018

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Seeing As Your Shoes Are Soon to be on Fire: Essays By Liza Monroy Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781593766498
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Soft Skull - October 11th, 2016

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The Dog of the North: A Novel By Elizabeth McKenzie Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593300695
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Penguin Press - March 14th, 2023

The Courage to Heal 4e: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse 20th Anniversary Edition By Ellen Bass, Laura Davis Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780061284335
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - November 4th, 2008

Bonfire Opera: Poems (Pitt Poetry Series) By Danusha Lameris Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780822966050
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: University of Pittsburgh Press - February 25th, 2020

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A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life By George Saunders Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781984856036
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - April 12th, 2022

Friendly Fire (Iowa Short Fiction Award) By Kathryn Chetkovich Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780877456438
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Published: University Of Iowa Press - September 1st, 1998

Sister Tongue (Wick First Book) By Farnaz Fatemi, Tracy K. Smith (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Farnaz Fatemi, Tracy K. Smith (Foreword by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9781606354445
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Kent State University Press - August 31st, 2022

Touch and Go By Thad Nodine Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781609530617
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Unbridled Books - September 27th, 2011

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Booth By Karen Joy Fowler Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593331453
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - February 7th, 2023

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Old Flame By Molly Prentiss Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781501121586
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Published: Gallery/Scout Press - April 11th, 2023

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Under the Stars: How America Fell in Love with Camping By Dan White Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781250134974
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
(Please note: This book cannot be returned.)
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - June 6th, 2017

The Luster of Lost Things By Sophie Chen Keller Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780735210783
Availability: This item is likely out of print! We may be able to order it from the publisher. If it's unavailable, we will refund you ASAP.
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - August 8th, 2017

Cultivating a Movement: An Oral History of Organic Farming and Sustainable Agriculture on California's Central Coast By Sarah J. Rabkin (Editor), Irene H. Reti (Editor), Ellen Farmer Cover Image
By Sarah J. Rabkin (Editor), Irene H. Reti (Editor), Ellen Farmer
$19.95
ISBN: 9780972334365
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(Please note: This book cannot be returned.)
Published: University Library, Uc Santa Cruz - September 21st, 2011

Teaching Yoga: Essential Foundations and Techniques By Mark Stephens, Mariel Hemingway (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Mark Stephens, Mariel Hemingway (Foreword by)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781556438851
Availability: This item is likely out of print! We may be able to order it from the publisher. If it's unavailable, we will refund you ASAP.
Published: North Atlantic Books - May 25th, 2010

The Rise of the Naked Economy: How to Benefit from the Changing Workplace By Ryan Coonerty, Jeremy Neuner Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780230342194
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Published: St. Martin's Press - July 9th, 2013

The Infinite Thread: Healing Relationships Beyond Loss By Alexandra Kennedy, John O'Donohue, Ph.D. (Foreword by) Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781582700465
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Published: Atria Books/Beyond Words - March 28th, 2001

The Middle of Somewhere By Clifford Henderson Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781602820470
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Published: Bold Strokes Books - January 5th, 2009

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What The Robin Knows: How Birds Reveal the Secrets of the Natural World By Jon Young Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780544002302
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Published: Mariner Books - May 21st, 2013

Country of Light By Joseph Stroud Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781556592058
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Copper Canyon Press - June 1st, 2004

City of Tranquil Light: A Novel By Bo Caldwell Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780312641801
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
(Please note: This book cannot be returned.)
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - October 25th, 2011

Below Cold Mountain By Joseph Stroud Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9781556590849
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Copper Canyon Press - April 1st, 1998

Women Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything By Geneen Roth Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781416543084
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Scribner - February 8th, 2011

On Message: How a Compelling Narrative Will Make Your Organization Succeed By Zach Friend Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781620453728
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Published: Turner - September 17th, 2013

The Knot Untied: New Poems By Patrice Vecchione Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780615693705
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Published: Palanquin Press/ Community Publishing - March 15th, 2013

Local Tribes By Thomas Hansen Hickenbottom Cover Image
$15.21
ISBN: 9781452043661
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
(Please note: This book cannot be returned.)
Published: Authorhouse - June 30th, 2010

The Misleading Mind: How We Create Our Own Problems and How Buddhist Psychology Can Help Us Solve Them By Karuna Cayton Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781577319429
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: New World Library - March 6th, 2012

Word Is Out: A Queer Film Classic (Queer Film Classics) By Greg Youmans Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781551524207
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - December 6th, 2011

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A Letter of Mary: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes (A Mary Russell Mystery #3) By Laurie R. King Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780312427382
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Published: Picador - October 30th, 2007

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Big Sex Little Death: A Memoir By Susie Bright Cover Image
$24.19
ISBN: 9781580053938
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Seal Press - April 24th, 2012

The Don't Diet, Live-It! Workbook: Healing Food, Weight and Body Issues By Andrea Wachter, Marsea Marcus Cover Image
$23.95
ISBN: 9780936077338
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Gurze Books - February 20th, 1999

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Snow Mountain Passage By James D. Houston Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780156011433
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Mariner Books - April 24th, 2002

All My Friends Are Still Dead: (Funny Books, Children's Book for Adults, Interesting Finds) By Jory John, Avery Monsen Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9781452106960
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Chronicle Books - March 7th, 2012

The Courage to Grieve: The Classic Guide to Creative Living, Recovery, and Growth Through Grief By Judy Tatelbaum Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060911850
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - June 17th, 2008

101 Things I Wish I Knew When I Got Married: Simple Lessons to Make Love Last By Linda Bloom, Charlie Bloom, Kathlyn Hendricks (Foreword by) Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781577314240
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: New World Library - January 8th, 2004

The Great Morgani: The Creative Madness of a Middle-Aged Stockbroker Turned Street Musician By Frank Lima Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781604613551
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Published: Frank Lima - January 1st, 2007