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Santa Barbara Stories
by Steven Gilbar (Goodreads Author)
In his introduction to Santa Barbara Stories, editor Steven Gilbar quotes Kenneth Rexroths description of Santa Barbara as a writers paradise where even food, sex, and shelter and mild intoxicants are abundant and can be had practically for the asking. But the 13 diverse authors included here--among them, Wallace Stegner, Ross Macdonald, John Sayles and T.C. ...more
Paperback, 100 pages
Published February 25th 2015 by Daniel & Daniel Publishers
(first published September 30th 1998)
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What a wonderful book! All stories take place in or near Santa Barbara and are written by authors who lived in Santa Barbara. T C Boyle wrote a heart-stopping story about a marathon. John M Daniel wrote a brilliant story about the Painted Cave Fire in 1991 (my first experience of fires in Santa Barbara). John Sayles wrote about our annual Old Spanish Days from a Latino perspective. I loved reading about places I've been.