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  • WHERE COYOTES HOWL AND WIND BLOWS FREE: Growing Up in the West. by [Anthology, signed] Haslam, Alexandra and Gerald Haslam.
    [Anthology, signed] Haslam, Alexandra and Gerald Haslam.
    WHERE COYOTES HOWL AND WIND BLOWS FREE: Growing Up in the West.

    Edition: First printing.

    Reno, NV: University of Nevada Press, (1995.). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Includes selections from 32 authors representing a wide variety of ethnic groups and experiences, stories and essays on growing up in the west, whether in cities or ranches and farms, from California to the Sonoran desert. INSCRIBED on the title page by Gerald Haslam, editor and contributor "for --- , Sing your songs" and dated in 1995. Also SIGNED by Maxine Hong Kingston at her story 'Reparation Candy' (an excerpt from Warrior Woman) Prologue by Wilma Elizabeth McDaniels (a poem entitled 'Old Neighbor Reports on a Trip to Merced') and introduction by the editors. Other contributors include Richard Brautigan, James D. and Jeanne Watsuki Houston, Gary Soto,…

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    Reno, NV: University of Nevada Press, (1995.). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Includes selections from 32 authors representing a wide variety of ethnic groups and experiences, stories and essays on growing up in the west, whether in cities or ranches and farms, from California to the Sonoran desert. INSCRIBED on the title page by Gerald Haslam, editor and contributor "for --- , Sing your songs" and dated in 1995. Also SIGNED by Maxine Hong Kingston at her story 'Reparation Candy' (an excerpt from Warrior Woman) Prologue by Wilma Elizabeth McDaniels (a poem entitled 'Old Neighbor Reports on a Trip to Merced') and introduction by the editors. Other contributors include Richard Brautigan, James D. and Jeanne Watsuki Houston, Gary Soto, Wallace Stegner, Rudolfo Anaya, Jess Mowry, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Wanda Coleman and many others. xii, 211 pp. ISBN: 0-87417-2551.

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    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated boards.

    Book ID: 54973
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  • CALIFORNIA CHILDHOOD: Recollections and Stories of the Golden State. by [Anthology, signed] Soto, Gary, editor; Maxine Hong Kingston, Genny Lim and Floyd Salas, signed.
    [Anthology, signed] Soto, Gary, editor; Maxine Hong Kingston, Genny Lim and Floyd Salas, signed.
    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.)

    Book ID: 63687
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  • CALIFORNIA CHILDHOOD: Recollections and Stories of the Golden State. by [Anthology, signed] Soto, Gary, editor, signed; Maxine Hong Kingston, signed.
    [Anthology, signed] Soto, Gary, editor, signed; Maxine Hong Kingston, signed.
    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.

    Book ID: 47329
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  • HIGHWAY 99: A Literary Journey Through California's Central Valley. by [Anthology, signed] Yogi, Stan, editor. David St. John, and Richard Dokey, signed
    [Anthology, signed] Yogi, Stan, editor. David St. John, and Richard Dokey, signed
    HIGHWAY 99: A Literary Journey Through California's Central Valley.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Berkeley, CA: Heyday Books, (1996.). SIGNED first edition - An anthology of works on California's Central Valley by more than seventy writers, from William Saroyan to Luis Valdez, from John Muir to Jediadiah Smith, from Mary Austin to David Mas Masumoto, Gerald Haslam, Lillian Vallee John Steinbeck, William Saroyan, Gary Snyder, David St, John, Sherley Anne Williams, Gary Soto, Joan Didion and many others. SIGNED by TWO authors: David St John at his poem "The Olive Grove" and by Richard Dokey at his story "Birthright." Double page map. Notes on contributors, index, and bibliography of their publications. xvii, 428 pp. ISBN: 0-930588-82-7.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 44479
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  • HIGHWAY 99: A Literary Journey Through California's Central Valley. by [Anthology, signed] Yogi, Stan, editor. Gary Soto and David St. John, signed.
    [Anthology, signed] Yogi, Stan, editor. Gary Soto and David St. John, signed.
    HIGHWAY 99: A Literary Journey Through California's Central Valley.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Berkeley, CA: Heyday Books, (1996.). SIGNED first edition - An anthology of works on California's Central Valley by more than seventy writers, from William Saroyan to Luis Valdez, from John Muir to Jediadiah Smith, from Mary Austin to David Mas Masumoto, Gerald Haslam, Lillian Vallee John Steinbeck, William Saroyan, Gary Snyder, David St, John, Sherley Anne Williams, Gary Soto, Joan Didion and many others. SIGNED by TWO authors: David St John at his poem "The Olive Grove" and Gary Soto at "Hoeing." Double page map. Notes on contributors, index, and bibliography of their publications. xvii, 428 pp. ISBN: 0-930588-82-7.

    Condition: Just about fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 72536
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  • HIGHWAY 99: A Literary Journey Through California's Central Valley. by [Anthology, signed] Yogi, Stan, editor. Richard Dokey, DeWayne Rail, James D. Houston, Jose Montoyo, Susan Kelly-DeWitt, David St. John and Gary Snyder, signed
    [Anthology, signed] Yogi, Stan, editor. Richard Dokey, DeWayne Rail, James D. Houston, Jose Montoyo, Susan Kelly-DeWitt, David St. John and Gary Snyder, signed
    HIGHWAY 99: A Literary Journey Through California's Central Valley.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Berkeley, CA: Heyday Books, (1996.). SIGNED first edition - An anthology of works on California's Central Valley by more than seventy writers, from William Saroyan to Luis Valdez, from John Muir to Jediadiah Smith, from Mary Austin to David Mas Masumoto, Gerald Haslam, Lillian Vallee John Steinbeck, William Saroyan, Gary Snyder, David St, John, Sherley Anne Williams, Gary Soto, Joan Didion and many others. SIGNED by SEVEN authors: by Richard Dokey, DeWayne Rail, James D. Houston (signed twice), Jose Montoyo and Susan Kelly-DeWitt on the half title page, and by David St John at his poem "The Olive Grove" and Gary Snyder at his poem "Covers the Ground." Double page map. Notes on contributors, index, and bibliography of their publications. xvii, 428 pp. ISBN: 0-930588-82-7.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 63021
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  • SUNDOWN. by Dokey, Richard.
    Dokey, Richard.
    SUNDOWN.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    Big Timber, Montana: Seven Buffalos Press, (1983.). SIGNED first edition - An uncommon collection of 'valley stories' by this California author. 79 pp. Cover designed by Art Cuelho. ISBN: 0-916380300.

    Condition: Near fine in stiff orange wrappers.

    Book ID: 45771
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  • AUGUST HEAT. by Dokey, Richard.
    Dokey, Richard.
    AUGUST HEAT.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Chicago: Story Press, (1982.). First edition - Very uncommon early collection of this California author's short stories - it includes both his highly praised and frequently anthologized short story 'Sanchez' in which the realism of the description of depressed downtown Stockton ( a description unfortunately still accurate many years later) and the small town in the Sierras is effectively combined with his deceptive simplicity of language, and other stories from his earlier Gusto Press collection as well as several new stories. Cover praise from Erskine Caldwell who calls this 'one of the outstanding books of fiction of this year' and cites the story 'The Dead Man' - in which a young ranch boy struggles to understand the accidental death…

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    Chicago: Story Press, (1982.). First edition - Very uncommon early collection of this California author's short stories - it includes both his highly praised and frequently anthologized short story 'Sanchez' in which the realism of the description of depressed downtown Stockton ( a description unfortunately still accurate many years later) and the small town in the Sierras is effectively combined with his deceptive simplicity of language, and other stories from his earlier Gusto Press collection as well as several new stories. Cover praise from Erskine Caldwell who calls this 'one of the outstanding books of fiction of this year' and cites the story 'The Dead Man' - in which a young ranch boy struggles to understand the accidental death of a farmhand, his friend - as one of the 'most memorable stories in fiction.' An attractive publication, a slim book, illustrated by Inara Cedrins. ISBN: 0-931704-081.

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    Condition: Good in illustrated wrappers (some spotting to the white covers)

    Book ID: 60532
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  • THE HOLLYWOOD CAFE. by Dokey, Richard.
    Dokey, Richard.
    THE HOLLYWOOD CAFE.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    Stillwater, MN: Rivers Bend Press, (2009.). SIGNED first edition - Novel set in Stockton, California by this noted chronicler of life in the Central Valley. "One dark night, when movies were black and white, old Pete Morrell was brutally murdered in the back room of the Hollywood Cafe by two men looking for hidden treasure. The treasure was not found. The killers were not caught. , , , A half century later the past finally catches up with the present." SIGNED on the first page. 247 pp. ISBN: 0-9729445-83.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 45869
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  • SUNDOWN. by Dokey, Richard.
    Dokey, Richard.
    SUNDOWN.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    Big Timber, Montana: Seven Buffalos Press, (1983.). SIGNED first edition - An uncommon collection of 'valley stories' by this California author. SIGNED on the title page. 79 pp. ISBN: 0-916380300.

    Condition: Very good+ in stiff orange wrappers (tear at bottom of spine.)

    Book ID: 42079
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  • AUGUST HEAT. by Dokey, Richard.
    Dokey, Richard.
    AUGUST HEAT.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Chicago: Story Press, (1982.). SIGNED first edition - Very uncommon early collection of this California author's short stories - it includes both his highly praised and frequently anthologized short story 'Sanchez' in which the realism of the description of depressed downtown Stockton ( a description unfortunately still accurate many years later) and the small town in the Sierras is effectively combined with his deceptive simplicity of language, and other stories from his earlier Gusto Press collection as well as several new stories. Cover praise from Erskine Caldwell who calls this 'one of the outstanding books of fiction of this year' and cites the story 'The Dead Man' - in which a young ranch boy struggles to understand the accidental…

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    Chicago: Story Press, (1982.). SIGNED first edition - Very uncommon early collection of this California author's short stories - it includes both his highly praised and frequently anthologized short story 'Sanchez' in which the realism of the description of depressed downtown Stockton ( a description unfortunately still accurate many years later) and the small town in the Sierras is effectively combined with his deceptive simplicity of language, and other stories from his earlier Gusto Press collection as well as several new stories. Cover praise from Erskine Caldwell who calls this 'one of the outstanding books of fiction of this year' and cites the story 'The Dead Man' - in which a young ranch boy struggles to understand the accidental death of a farmhand, his friend - as one of the 'most memorable stories in fiction.' An attractive publication, a slim book, illustrated by Inara Cedrins. SIGNED on the half title page. 152 pp. ISBN: 0-931704-081.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 45923
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  • AUGUST HEAT. by Dokey, Richard.
    Dokey, Richard.
    AUGUST HEAT.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Chicago: Story Press, (1982.). SIGNED first edition - Uncommon early collection of this California author's short stories - it includes both his highly praised and frequently anthologized short story 'Sanchez' in which the realism of the description of depressed downtown Stockton ( a description unfortunately still accurate many years later) and the small town in the Sierras is effectively combined with his deceptive simplicity of language, and other stories from his earlier Gusto Press collection as well as several new stories. Cover praise from Erskine Caldwell who calls this 'one of the outstanding books of fiction of this year' and cites the story 'The Dead Man' - in which a young ranch boy struggles to understand the accidental death…

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    Chicago: Story Press, (1982.). SIGNED first edition - Uncommon early collection of this California author's short stories - it includes both his highly praised and frequently anthologized short story 'Sanchez' in which the realism of the description of depressed downtown Stockton ( a description unfortunately still accurate many years later) and the small town in the Sierras is effectively combined with his deceptive simplicity of language, and other stories from his earlier Gusto Press collection as well as several new stories. Cover praise from Erskine Caldwell who calls this 'one of the outstanding books of fiction of this year' and cites the story 'The Dead Man' - in which a young ranch boy struggles to understand the accidental death of a farmhand, his friend - as one of the 'most memorable stories in fiction.' An attractive publication, a slim book, illustrated by Inara Cedrins. SIGNED by the author. 152 pp. ISBN: 0-931704-081.

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    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 50260
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  • Dunne, John Gregory
    DELANO: The Story of the California Grape Strike

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1967.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first book, an account of the then 2 year old grape strike in the San Joaquin Valley, and of the leader of the farmworkers' movement, Cesar Chavez. llustrated with photographs by Ted Streshinsky. Dunne was the husband of Joan Didion. 176 pp. plus 16 pp of photographs.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (small previous owner's stamp, price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 34237
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  • BLUE WILLOW. by Gates, Doris.
    Gates, Doris.
    BLUE WILLOW.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1940) dj. Hardcover first edition - Uncommon first edition of this classic of children's literature, set among migrant workers in California's Central Valley during the Depression. A Newbery Honor book and on Horn Book's best books of the year list. Written by a librarian who worked with migrant children in Fresno, this book was one of the first "realistic" books for children - Howard Pease in his essay "Without Evasion" praised Gates as a rare exception among children's writers: "Only at infrequent intervals do you find a story intimately related to this modern world, a story that takes up a modern problem and thinks it through without evasion. Of our thousands of books, I…

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    New York: The Viking Press, (1940) dj. Hardcover first edition - Uncommon first edition of this classic of children's literature, set among migrant workers in California's Central Valley during the Depression. A Newbery Honor book and on Horn Book's best books of the year list. Written by a librarian who worked with migrant children in Fresno, this book was one of the first "realistic" books for children - Howard Pease in his essay "Without Evasion" praised Gates as a rare exception among children's writers: "Only at infrequent intervals do you find a story intimately related to this modern world, a story that takes up a modern problem and thinks it through without evasion. Of our thousands of books, I can find scarcely half a dozen that merit places on this almost vacant shelf in our libraries; and of our hundreds of authors, I can name only three who are doing anything to fill this void in children's reading. These three authors - may someone present each of them with a laurel wreath - are Doris Gates, John R. Tunis, and Florence Crannell Means." But in addition to its realism, this is also a tribute to the power of imagination as 10 year old Jenny sees the blue willow plate as a symbol of the home she desires so strongly. Illustrated with soft black and white drawings by Paul Lantz. 171 pp.

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    Condition: Near fine in blue cloth in a good dust jacket (previous owner's name dated Christmas 1940, some light overall edgewear to the dust jacket)

    Book ID: 62711
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  • COMING OF AGE IN CALIFORNIA: Personal Essays. by Haslam, Gerald. Foreword by Floyd Salas
    Haslam, Gerald. Foreword by Floyd Salas
    COMING OF AGE IN CALIFORNIA: Personal Essays.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Walnut Creek: Devil Mountain Books, (1990.). SIGNED first edition - Essays on growing up in Oildale in California's great central valley - but most of all, essays about family and love. INSCRIBED on the first page by the author and signed at the end of a tribute to his Uncle Willie by his wife, Janice Haslam. Also SIGNED on the title page by Floyd Salas who wrote the foreword. 90 pp. ISBN: 0-915685-078.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (light crease on back cover.,)

    Book ID: 52189
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  • COMING OF AGE IN CALIFORNIA: Personal Essays. by Haslam, Gerald. Foreword by Floyd Salas.
    Haslam, Gerald. Foreword by Floyd Salas.
    COMING OF AGE IN CALIFORNIA: Personal Essays.

    Edition: "Revised edition" on cover, a trade paperback.

    Walnut Creek: Devil Mountain Books, (1990.). SIGNED - Essays on growing up in Oildale in California's great central valley - but most of all, essays about family and love. SIGNED by Floyd Salas, who wrote the foreword. 90 pp. ISBN: 0-915685-078.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (some light toning to the edge of the textblock.)

    Book ID: 55482
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  • HIGHWAY 99: A Literary Journey Through California's Central Valley. by [Kingston, Maxine Hong, Richard Dokey and David St. John, signed] Yogi, Stan, editor.
    [Kingston, Maxine Hong, Richard Dokey and David St. John, signed] Yogi, Stan, editor.
    HIGHWAY 99: A Literary Journey Through California's Central Valley.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Berkeley, CA: Heyday Books, (1996.). SIGNED first edition - An anthology of works on California's Central Valley by more than seventy writers, from William Saroyan to Luis Valdez, from John Muir to Jediadiah Smith, from Mary Austin to David Mas Masumoto, Gerald Haslam, Lillian Vallee John Steinbeck, William Saroyan, Gary Snyder, David St, John, Sherley Anne Williams, Gary Soto, Joan Didion and many others. SIGNED by THREE contributors: Maxine Hong Kingston at an excerpt from "The American Father," Richard Dokey at his story "Birthright" and David St John at his poem "The Olive Grove." Double page map. Notes on contributors, index, and bibliography of their publications. xvii, 428 pp. ISBN: 0-930588-82-7.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 43670
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  • HIGHWAY 99: A Literary Journey Through California's Central Valley. by [Kingston, Maxine Hong, signed] Yogi, Stan, editor.
    [Kingston, Maxine Hong, signed] Yogi, Stan, editor.
    HIGHWAY 99: A Literary Journey Through California's Central Valley.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Berkeley, CA: Heyday Books, (1996.). SIGNED first edition - An anthology of works on California's Central Valley by more than seventy writers, from William Saroyan to Luis Valdez, from John Muir to Jediadiah Smith, from Mary Austin to David Mas Masumoto, Gerald Haslam, Lillian Vallee John Steinbeck, William Saroyan, Gary Snyder, David St, John, Sherley Anne Williams, Gary Soto, Joan Didion and many others. SIGNED by Maxine Hong Kingston at an excerpt from "The American Father," Double page map. Notes on contributors, index, and bibliography of their publications. xvii, 428 pp. ISBN: 0-930588-82-7.

    Condition: Just about fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 63944
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  • THE VOICE OF FREE EARTH. by Klein, Michael.
    Klein, Michael.
    THE VOICE OF FREE EARTH.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: One Horse Rhino Press, (1992) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book of interconnected stories set in Free Earth, California, a fictitious farming community in California's rural San Joaquin Valley, and focusing on the doctors in that community, Includes "Some Notes on Idiomatic Expressions" by Dr Paul Klein. 285 pp. Photographic endpapers.. ISBN: 0-963798103.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (as new, but bottom edge of rear board is bumped).

    Book ID: 66743
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  • CHILD OF A KING. by Lyons, Eva Burns.
    Lyons, Eva Burns.
    CHILD OF A KING.

    Edition: First printing.

    Volcano, CA: California Traveler, 1972. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel based on the history of the author's family and of the small towns which lined the Millertown Road from Stockton to Visalia to Tuolome (on the eastern side of the central valley, and in the lower foothills of the Sierras), an account of the first attempt to build Buchanan Dam on the Chowchilla River, back in the 1880's , and of the Ghost Settlement of Buchanan." SIGNED on the front endpaper and dated in 1980. 152 pp plus 12 historic photographs.

    Condition: Fne in a very good- dust jacket. (overall edgewear to the dj)

    Book ID: 38986
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  • HOME COURSE IN RELIGION: New Poems. by Soto, Gary.
    Soto, Gary.
    HOME COURSE IN RELIGION: New Poems.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1991. First edition - A collection of reflective poems inspired by his Catholic boyhood in California's Central Valley. 77 pp. ISBN: 0-87701-857x.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall tight and clean.

    Book ID: 65651
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  • PETTY CRIMES. by Soto, Gary.
    Soto, Gary.
    PETTY CRIMES.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, (1998) dj. SIGNED hardcover - A collection of ten short stories, set in California's Central Valley, about the hard life on the streets for Mexican American kids. INSCRIBED on the title page and dated in 1999. 157 pp. ISBN: 0-15-2016589.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 58770
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  • LIVING UP THE STREET: Narrative Recollections. by Soto, Gary.
    Soto, Gary.
    LIVING UP THE STREET: Narrative Recollections.

    Edition: 3rd printing - a trade paperback.

    San Francisco: Strawberry Hill Press, (1988). SIGNED - Issued as a paperback original, this is the story of a boy's coming of age in the barrio of Fresno and beyond. Winner of the 1985American Book Award. SIGNED on the title page. 159 pp. ISBN: 0-894070649.

    Condition: Very good.

    Book ID: 68970
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  • VALLEY LIGHT: Writers of the San Joaquin. by Watts, Jane, editor; Gary Soto, David St. John and Richard Dokey, signed.
    Watts, Jane, editor; Gary Soto, David St. John and Richard Dokey, signed.
    VALLEY LIGHT: Writers of the San Joaquin.

    Edition: First printing.

    Bakersfield, CA: Poet & Printer Press, 1978. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An interesting anthology of works by William Everson, Philip Levine, Gary Soto, Gerald Haslam, Richard Dokey, Shirley Williams, Eugene Redmond, David St. John, Joyce Odam, and many others. INSCRIBED on the title page by both the editor Jane Watts and the illustrator, Albert Naso, and dated in 1980 and also SIGNED by THREE authors at their contributions: by Gary Soto at his poem "History, " and by David St John at 'Hush' by Richard Dokey at his story "The Dead Man" , and uncommon thus. Includes notes on the authors. A very handsomely produced work, slightly oversized, 214 pp.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (price-clipped.) Errata slip laid in.

    Book ID: 42598
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  • VALLEY LIGHT: WRITERS OF THE SAN JOAQUIN. by Watts, Jane, editor. Gary Soto, signed.
    Watts, Jane, editor. Gary Soto, signed.
    VALLEY LIGHT: WRITERS OF THE SAN JOAQUIN.

    Edition: First printing.

    (np) Poet and Printer Press, 1978. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An early anthology of poetry and fiction by writers from California's San Joaquim valley. Contributors include William Everson, Philip Levine, Shirley Williams, Wendy Bishop, Gary Soto, Eugene Redmond, Roberta Spear, David St. John and others. SIGNED by Gary Soto at his poem "History." Each writer's selections are preceded by brief biographical comments. Introduction by the editor, and illustrated with drawings by Albert Naso. An attractive and uncommon book. slightly oversized. Errata slip laid in. Notes on contributors. 214 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 65888
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