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California's Best:
Two Centuries of Great Writing from the Golden State

Peter Fish, Editor


Experience California as seen through the eyes of forty-one writers spanning two centuries--from early adventurers to contemporary poets--in this long-awaited anthology.

Edited by Sunset Magazine's Peter Fish, California's Best: Two Centuries of Great Writing from the Golden State features fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, including Tobias Wolff's short story "Desert Breakdown, 1968," Joan Didion's essay "Notes from a Native Daughter," and a selection from Amy Tan's Joy Luck Club.

Excerpts from the works of Wallace Stegner, Jack London, John Muir, Mark Twain, and many others incorporate voices fro the past. Contemporary writers include Robert Hass, Daniel Duane, Anne Lamott, and Tom McNeal.

Organized by geographic region, the thoughtfully chosen pieces in this unique collection create a fascinating portait of California, from its mountains and valleys to the Pacific Coast, Bay Area, and Southern California.

California's Best: Two Centuries of Great Writing from the Golden State is published by Farcountry Press at 1-800-321-3874, www.farcountrypress.com.
California's Best:
Two Centuries of Great Writing from the Golden State

Peter Fish, Editor
Farcountry Press, July 2009
Paperback Original; $18.95
ISBN 1560374942
About the Editor:
Peter Fish was born in Santa Barbara, California, and grew up in Ventura. He received a B.A. in history from Yale University, where he focused on the history of the American West. He was a Mirrielees Fellow in creative writing at Stanford University and a Hoynes Follow in fiction at the University of Virginia. He has written and edited for Sunset Magazine for many years and is currently Sunset's editor-at-large. He lives in San Francisco with his wife, Nancy, and son, Joseph.

 

 

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