Palo Alto Author Publishes New Book

Palo Alto, California   July 10, 2014   Entertainment News
(PRLEAP.COM) July 10, 2014 - "Carmen, Yvette, and Bernadette at La Baguette," a new book by John Gurley, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

Each day, John, Yvette, and Carmen meet at a small café, La Baguette, for breakfast, where several pigeons make their home. It is there they find Bernadette, a rather special pigeon. The loving trio extends their welcome to this wounded pigeon, nursing her back to health and turning their trio into a loving foursome. Not all stories can have a happy ending, however. This is a story of love which teaches us that while bad things may happen in the world, happy times can always be remembered.

About the Author:
John Gurley is a graduate of Stanford University, where he received his B.A. and Ph.D. He taught economics at Princeton University, did research in economics at The Brookings Institution in Washington, D. C., and was a professor of economics at Stanford from 1961 until his retirement in 1987. He and his wife, Yvette, continued to live on the Stanford campus until 2005, when they moved into a retirement home, also on Stanford land. He and Yvette have been married 69 years. His time in retirement has given him plenty of time to learn new things, including how to describe his and his friends' love for a pigeon, and her love for them.

"Carmen, Yvette, and Bernadette at La Baguette" is a 28-page paperback with a retail price of $14.00. The ISBN is 978-1-4809-1093-5. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more information, or to request a review copy, please go to our virtual pressroom at or our online bookstore at
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