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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. 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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  • LIFE COLLECTION. by Apache Corral.
    Apache Corral.
    LIFE COLLECTION.

    Edition: First printing.

    Oakland, CA: Apache Corral Publishing Company, (1983-84) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of poems by a self-identified multi-ethnic poet "with a special sensitivity to women, life and love" who was born in French Camp in California's Central Valley and worked as a country and western musician. Photograph on back cover of dust jacket by Shirley Rivas-Cabalas. Boldly INSCRIBED on the first blank page and dated in 1985. Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-961693223.

    Condition: Fine in red boards in a good dust jacket with several short edge tears.

    Book ID: 88906
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  • GORDO: Stories by Cortez, Jaime.
    Cortez, Jaime.
    GORDO: Stories

    Edition: 5th printing, a trade paperback original.

    New York: Black Cat/Grove Atlantic Press, New York, (2021). SIGNED - The author's first book of short fiction, a collection of interrelated stories which use humor to shed light on the lives of farmworkers in California's central valley and also on the life of a young boy as he struggles to come to terms with his father's expectations of manhood. Cover praise from Sandra Cisneros, Rabih Alalameddine and Rebecca Solnit who comments "What if it were possible to tell stories about farmworkers and Latinx rural people with hilarity, queerness, tenderness and poetic precision? What if Jaime Cortez existed and had a book coming out and you were fortunate enough to read it?" SIGNED on the half title page and…

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    New York: Black Cat/Grove Atlantic Press, New York, (2021). SIGNED - The author's first book of short fiction, a collection of interrelated stories which use humor to shed light on the lives of farmworkers in California's central valley and also on the life of a young boy as he struggles to come to terms with his father's expectations of manhood. Cover praise from Sandra Cisneros, Rabih Alalameddine and Rebecca Solnit who comments "What if it were possible to tell stories about farmworkers and Latinx rural people with hilarity, queerness, tenderness and poetic precision? What if Jaime Cortez existed and had a book coming out and you were fortunate enough to read it?" SIGNED on the half title page and stamped with a picture of Cortez saying "tell your story." Named a best book of the year by NPR, finalist for the Lambda award and more. 226 pp. ISBN: 978-0802158086.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 88382
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  • GORDO: Stories by Cortez, Jaime.
    Cortez, Jaime.
    GORDO: Stories

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    New York: Black Cat/Grove Atlantic Press, New York, (2021). SIGNED first edition - The author's first book of short fiction, a collection of interrelated stories which use humor to shed light on the lives of farmworkers in California's central valley and also on the life of a young boy as he struggles to come to terms with his father's expectations of manhood. Cover praise from Sandra Cisneros, Rabih Alalameddine and Rebecca Solnit who comments "What if it were possible to tell stories about farmworkers and Latinx rural people with hilarity, queerness, tenderness and poetic precision? What if Jaime Cortez existed and had a book coming out and you were fortunate enough to read it?" SIGNED on the half title…

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    New York: Black Cat/Grove Atlantic Press, New York, (2021). SIGNED first edition - The author's first book of short fiction, a collection of interrelated stories which use humor to shed light on the lives of farmworkers in California's central valley and also on the life of a young boy as he struggles to come to terms with his father's expectations of manhood. Cover praise from Sandra Cisneros, Rabih Alalameddine and Rebecca Solnit who comments "What if it were possible to tell stories about farmworkers and Latinx rural people with hilarity, queerness, tenderness and poetic precision? What if Jaime Cortez existed and had a book coming out and you were fortunate enough to read it?" SIGNED on the half title page and stamped with a picture of Cortez saying "tell your story." Named a best book of the year by NPR, finalist for the Lambda award and more. 226 pp. ISBN: 978-0802158086.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers with self flaps.

    Book ID: 88381
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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.). 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • NATURAL TAKEOVER OF SMALL THINGS. by Hernandez, Tim Z.
    Hernandez, Tim Z.
    NATURAL TAKEOVER OF SMALL THINGS.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Tucson: University of Arizona Press, (2013). SIGNED first edition - A collection of poetry by this award-winning writer which "offers an unflinching view of 'Californias Heartland,' the San Joaquin Valley.. . The book opens with an image of Fresno as 'the inexhaustible nerve/in the twitching leg of a dog/three hours after being smashed/beneath the retread wheel/of a tomato truck en route to/a packing house that was raided/by the feds just days before the harvest.' It ends with 'Adios, Fresno,' an astringent farewell to the city: 'You can keep your fields,/the sun will follow me./I wont reconsider./Ive overstayed my welcome/by three generations'." SIGNED and dated in 2014 on the title page. A title in the Camino del Sol series. Cover…

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    Tucson: University of Arizona Press, (2013). SIGNED first edition - A collection of poetry by this award-winning writer which "offers an unflinching view of 'Californias Heartland,' the San Joaquin Valley.. . The book opens with an image of Fresno as 'the inexhaustible nerve/in the twitching leg of a dog/three hours after being smashed/beneath the retread wheel/of a tomato truck en route to/a packing house that was raided/by the feds just days before the harvest.' It ends with 'Adios, Fresno,' an astringent farewell to the city: 'You can keep your fields,/the sun will follow me./I wont reconsider./Ive overstayed my welcome/by three generations'." SIGNED and dated in 2014 on the title page. A title in the Camino del Sol series. Cover praise from Amy Gerstler, Diana Garcia and others. 68 pp. ISBN: 978-0816530120.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 79364
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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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  • 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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  • PRODIGAL SONS: The Adventures of Christoper Evans and John Sontag. by Smith, Wallace.
    Smith, Wallace.
    PRODIGAL SONS: The Adventures of Christoper Evans and John Sontag.

    Edition: Reprint (originally published in 1951.)

    Fresno, CA: California History Books, (1973.) dj. Hardcover - Authoritative account of the escapades of Evans and Sontag, "accused, but never convicted, of being mail train robbers in the days of Wells Fargo Express. . . Were they heroes, villains or ordinary citizens catapulted into sudden strife by forces they could neither understand nor control?" Sontag's daughter provided much of the background of the family history in the book. Set in California's San Joaquim Valley, this tells of of life in those towns - Modesto, Visalia, Pixley - as well as how Evans and Sontag came to be the most wanted men in California in 1893, the focus of a state-wide manhunt involving a U.S. marshal, Apache trackers, and the Southern Pacific Railroad. Photographs, notes. 435 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall tight and clean in a very good unmarked dust jacket.

    Book ID: 85474
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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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  • 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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  • A SWEETNESS RISING: New and Selected Poems. by Spear, Roberta (1949-2003) Philip Levine, editor.
    Spear, Roberta (1949-2003) Philip Levine, editor.
    A SWEETNESS RISING: New and Selected Poems.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Berkeley, CA: Heyday Books, (2007). First edition - When Roberta Spear died of leukemia in 2003, she left behind an almost completed fourth book of poetry - those new poems, along with selected poems from her first three books are included here. Edited and with an introduction by Philip Levine. xix, 151 pp. ISBN: 978-1597140638.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 88059
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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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