Just steps away from sponsored fun runs, endurance challenges, and ultra-marathons, in Tamara Johnson’s Not Far From Normal, San Diego’s hidden residents play games of survival side-by-side with official city events. However one feels about the rise of dark tourism, it has never been necessary to travel far to experience either the dangerous or the exotic. Part poetry, part photo essay, part field guide, Not Far From Normal tells the secret history of San Diego’s parks and missions as told by their current inhabitants. From the crash of PSA Flight#182 to the “I don’t like Mondays” school shooting and other dark episodes that don’t make it into San Diego’s official story, Not Far From Normal is a compelling history of everyday life on the wild side of Southern California.
Author: Bette Blaydes Pegas
In her new memoir, Bette Blydes Pegas transports readers into a universe Darwin made famous, a world of Giant Tortoises, salt-crested Marine Iguanas, and crimson-throated Magnificent Frigate birds. Her odyssey …$ 14.95 Add to cart
Author: Adrian Arancibia
Long before maquiladoras and transnational migrations, there were pampinos who worked mines owned by American companies in Latin America. Their lives are inspirations, their toils directions of where the spirit …$ 12.95 Add to cart