An Island in Time: 50
Years of Point Reyes
National Seashore by
John Hart, Lighthouse Press,
$29.95. A beautiful softcover
book featuring informative
and insightful text, as well as color and black-
and-white photos. After reading it, you’ll want to
personally experience what this beautiful place has
to offer. Sold at Marin bookstores only.
Help, Thanks, Wow: The
Three Essential Prayers by
Anne Lamott, Riverhead Press, $17.95.
Great little book at only 102 pages.
Funny and insightful; also comfort-
ing and instructive. Makes you laugh
and think at the same time, as only
Lamott can do. Makes a thoughtful gift.
One and Only: The Untold
Story of On the Road by
Gerald Nicosia, Viva Editions, $16.95.
Without Lu Anne Henderson, main-
tains this Corte Madera author, Jack
Kerouac might never have written
On the Road. Based in the Bay Area,
the account features rare photos and interviews with
those who know what transpired.
Beyond Bitterroot: A Novel
by Barbara Davies Hubbard, Ashlar
Press, $15.95. The story involves
a couple’s marriage in 1930s San
Francisco and includes a speakeasy,
fistfights, Montana mountains
and fascinating train rides. The
Sausalito author has realized a lifelong ambition in
creating this gripping tale.
Tyler Florence Fresh by
Tyler Florence, Clarkson Potter, $35.
Making his point with sexy photos
and text, Mill Valley’s Florence
says cooking with food from a
farmers’ market is easier than you
think. Bean salad with smoked trout is one case in
point; buttermilk poached lobster with sweet peas,
rutabaga and marigold curry is another. And there
are dozens more. JIM WOOD