CALIFORNIA CHILDHOOD: Recollections and Stories of the Golden State.
Edition: First printing in wrappers, issued simultaneously with hardcover.
Berkeley, CA: Creative Arts Book Co., 1988. SIGNED first edition - A collection of 32 prose pieces about growing up in California now long gone; the authors include Devorah Majors, James D. Houston, Genny Lim,, Maxine Hong Kingston, Gary Soto, M. F. K. Fisher, Mary Helen Ponce, Gerald Haslam, Hisaye Yamamote, Richard Dokey, Domenic Stansberry, Soto himself and many others. SIGNED by TWO authors: INSCRIBED on the title page by Gary Soto and SIGNED by Maxine Hong Kingston at her story "The Quiet Girl". 255 pp plus notes on the contributors. ISBN: 0-88739-0579.
Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.