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 THREE authors at their selections: Maxine Hong Kingston, Genny Lim and Floyd Salas. 255 pp plus notes on the contributors. ISBN: 0-88739-0579.
Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (a bit of wear to the covers and a few spots to the edges of the textblock, but a clean and tight copy with no spine creases, etc.)