CALIFORNIA UNCOVERED: Stories for the 21st Century.

Houston, James D., Maxine Hong Kingston and Yxta Maya Murray, signed) Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee; Justice, William E. and Quay, James, editors.

ISBN 10: 189077197X / ISBN 13: 9781890771973
Published by Berkeley, CA: Heyday Books, (2005.), 2005
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SIGNED first edition - First printing, a trade paperback original, not issued in hardcover. An anthology of stories and excerpts by those who lived and wrote in California, ranging from John Steinbeck to Khaled Hosseini. SIGNED by FOUR contributors: by James Houston at "The Light Takes Its Color from the Sea;" by Maxine Hong Kingston at "The Grandfather of the Sierra Nevada Mountains" and by Yxta Maya Murray at an excerpt from "The Conquest" and twice by Chitra Divakaruni - at her introduction and at an excerpt from 'The Unknown Errors of our Lives.' Among the contributors are also Paul Beatty, Gary Soto, Joan Didion, David Mas Masamoto, Robinson Jeffers and many others. Each story is preceded by a photograph of the author and brief notes. Reading guide and thematic table of contents. Published by the California Council of Humanities. 379 pp. Near fine in glossy black wrappers (the corners of a few pages lightly bent, usual light toning to the pages). Uncommon signed. Bookseller Inventory # 32871

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Title: CALIFORNIA UNCOVERED: Stories for the 21st ...

Publisher: Berkeley, CA: Heyday Books, (2005.)

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Soft cover

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Hear and feel this dynamic California in the words of established writers like John Steinbeck, Maxine Hong Kingston, and Joan Didion, as well as compelling new voices that reveal California in all its complexity.

California Uncovered is a central component of the California Stories Uncovered campaign—a statewide program sponsored by the California Council for the Humanities designed to inspire people to tell and listen to stories that get at the reality beneath the headlines, statistics, and stereotypes about the state and its people.

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Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is the award-winning author of The Mistress of Spices, Sister of My Heart, Queen of Dreams, and many other books.

William E. Justice studied Russian literature at the University of Kansas and is currently special projects manager at Heyday Books.

James Quay has served as the executive director of the California Council for the Humanities since 1983.

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