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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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Brian
Nov 26, 2013 Brian rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Ass Barareños
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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.
Walter
Feb 19, 2009 Walter rated it liked it
I’m not big on running gamuts.
More of a walker.
But this book is one worth running: Wallace Stegner, Nicholson Baker, John Sayles, Ross Macdonald Margaret Millar, Salvatore LaPuma, and T. Coraghessan Boyle.
Jeremiah
Sep 19, 2008 Jeremiah rated it it was ok
This collection is unbalanced and overall weak with the exception of a few interesting stories (T.C. Boyle's She Wasn't Soft and John Sayles' Old Spanish Days) and one I liked bestest: From Out There.
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