Bona Fide Books has just released “July & Winter: Growing Food in the Sierra” by third-generation farmer Gary Romano, owner of Sierra Valley Farms. It’s hard to grow food in Tahoe, but it’s not impossible. Despite the challenging Sierra climate and soil, Romano has successfully grown food on his 65-acre organic farm and shares hard-earned tips in ten essential chapters for home gardeners and those who might like to start a small farm.
With colorful and playful illustrations, The Happiest Tree in the Forest tells the story of Lambe, a lonely little sugar pine seedling who grows up to be a very happy tree.
Follow Lambe as he grows from ‘a little seed in a big pine cone’ into the biggest sugar pine in all the forest and meet all of his animal friends along the way. […]
“Morgan’s Tahoe” is sort of a memoir, a series of chapters about some of the experiences of the author, Bill Morgan, while he lived and worked in the Lake Tahoe Basin. During the period from the spring of 1965 to the fall of 1989, he was involved in a wide range of endeavors, some of which were of great importance to the political and environmental future of the Basin.
Some of you will come across familiar names, too. Maybe your own. […]
Birds of the Sierra Nevada, by Ted Beedy and Ed Pandolfino, is a beautifully illustrated user-friendly book with the most up-to-date information available about the natural histories of birds of the Sierra Nevada, the origins of their names, the habitats they prefer, how they communicate and interact with one another, their relative abundance, and where they […]
An avid mountaineer and snowboarder, Jeremy grew up skiing in Arizona where, sadly, he wore jeans on the slopes. He switched to snowboarding, and real ski gear, after moving to Lake Tahoe. In Search of Powder by South Lake Tahoe writer Jeremy Evans, follows his eight-year newspaper career as a sports writer. […]
Snowball’s Chance – The Story of the 1960 Olympic Winter Games, Squaw Valley and Lake Tahoe by David C. Antonucci
The story of the 1960 Olympic Winter Games is the saga of the highly improbable that became the wildly successful. Within it are compelling personal stories of underdogs that become unlikely champions, American ingenuity and heroism for team and country. The inspiring story includes a promise kept to a dying loved one, brash stars that […]
Bona Fide Books’ first publication, Permanent Vacation: Twenty Writers on Work and Life in Our National Parks – Volume 1: The West, is a definite must read. It includes 19 thought-provoking essays about life in our national parks, and one about streaking. A few of the essays include Tahoe City’s Joseph Flannery who wrote of […]