jennifer woodlief

Through literacy events, a book binds a community

Tales of snowbound hardships, starvation and tragedy are deeply rooted in the lore of the mountains around Donner Lake. Most of us remember accounts of the struggles faced by pione ...

The author behind the ‘Wall’

She didn’t expect her life to turn out the way it has. I know, this isn’t unusual. Thirty years ago, or 23 or seven, did you expect, really, to be doing what you’ ...

Why is it so important to read?

A Book of the Month member, Mom would receive books like Exodus, Rebecca and Fear of Flying and wedge them into an old bookcase my stepdad had retrieved from the local dump. Yates, ...

Media Life: Foresthill Bridge losing its stature to China spans

It’s one of the highest bridges in the U.S. and the world. And it’s a point of pride for area residents. But the Foresthill Bridge, alas, is shrinking in stature – both on ...