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Cathe Olson is a library technician at a community college, as well as a writer and natural foods cook. She is the author of Simply Natural Baby Food and The Vegetarian Mothers Cookbook, and Lick It! Creamy Dreamy Vegan Ice Creams Your Mouth Will Love. Cathe has had articles published in national magazines such as Mothering, VegFamly, Vegetarian Voice, and Natural Awakenings.

She is also active in her support of libraries and writers. Cathe was the director of the Central Coast Writers Conference and has served on the boards of the Central Coast Book and Author Festival, Friends of the Nipomo Library, and SLO Nightwriters.



Robin Robertson’s Vegan Planet has long been a staple in our house. No matter what kind of food we feel like, I am sure to find a recipe in that colossal, comprehensive cookbook. In the mood for Chinese? Try the To-Fu Yung. Indian? Make Robin's Checkpeas Vindaloo. There are vegan versions of food from just about everywhere, such as Italy, France, Greece, Thailand, and Africa--and plenty of U.S... Read more of this blog post »
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The Vegetarian Mother's Coo...
4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 99 ratings — published 2005
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Simply Natural Baby Food: E...
3.55 of 5 stars 3.55 avg rating — 42 ratings — published 2003
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 2009
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My Best Everything by Sarah Tomp
My Best Everything
by Sarah Tomp (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2015
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In order to make money for college, formerly "good girl" Lulu coerces some friends into operating a still and selling moonshine. I had a few issues with the book. First, I never really connected or cared about the characters. Also, this is told in se ...more
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Having lived in a small town her whole life, Luisa ‘Lulu’ Mendez is desperate to escape. She has plans of going to the University of San Diego, or as far away from stuffy Dale, Virginia, a..." Read more of this review »
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Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
Along for the Ride
by Sarah Dessen (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2015
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Auden spends the summer before she goes to college with her Dad, stepmother and their new baby and finds there is more to life than just studying. This was an absolutely enjoyable YA novel. Real characters with some unique interests, an engrossing st ...more
Cathe Olson rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Book of Aron by Jim Shepard
The Book of Aron: A novel
by Jim Shepard
read in February, 2015
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The Book of Aron is about a young Jewish boy in a Poland during the Holocaust. Rather than a story of his concentration camp experience, this story focuses on Aron's time in the overcrowded and disease-ridden Jewish Ghetto. The style is rather detach ...more
Cathe Olson rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Good House by Ann Leary
The Good House
by Ann Leary (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2015
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Hildy Goode, lifelong resident and realtor in the wealthy coastal town of Wendover, Massachusetts, knows pretty much everything that goes on in town. But not everyone knows her secrets . . . secrets that just might be her undoing.

This book was well w
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Cathe Olson rated a book 4 of 5 stars
A Treacherous Paradise by Henning Mankell
A Treacherous Paradise
by Henning Mankell
read in February, 2015
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My first Mankell book and I was not disappointed. He's definitely a good writer. This standalone novel was about a Swedish woman who ends up in Africa managing a brothel of black women. Very different and interesting.
Cathe Olson rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll
Luckiest Girl Alive
by Jessica Knoll (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2015
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Ani seems to have it all--looks, a great job, and a rich fiance . . . but what people don't know (but because of a documentary soon to air will find out) is that she wasn't always so lucky. She has a dark secret she's been carrying inside.

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Second Life by S.J. Watson
Second Life
by S.J. Watson (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2015
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This story about a woman investigating the murder of her sister and getting drawn into online sex initially drew me in. The set up was intriguing and the writing compelling. It was actually quite refreshing to read a book told from one person's point ...more
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Born to Run by Christopher McDougall
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I never thought this would be a book that would appeal to me, as I'm not all that big on nonfiction and not into running, but after several friends raved I gave it a try and WOW! This was such an interesting book about running and endurance and the a ...more
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In Wilderness by Diane Thomas
In Wilderness: A Novel
by Diane Thomas (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2015
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Katherine Reid is dying. Wanting to live her last weeks in solitude, she buys a cabin in the woods, brings enough food to last a month and packs a loaded gun so that she can end it when the pain becomes too great. But she's not alone in the woods. So ...more
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