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Fiction. Essays. Gerald Haslam picks up where Mark Twain left off in this career-spanning collection of stories and essays brimming with life--only here is Kern County instead of Calaveras, Oildale instead of Nevada City, a great alligator hunt instead of a celebrated jumping frog. And while Haslams's stories entertain, his essays, too, gesture at the sweeping diversity of ...more
Paperback, 311 pages
Published November 1st 2005 by Great Valley Books
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Outstanding. Everyone of these short stories is carefully crafted, poignant. I'd say this dude's an even better writer than Steinbeck. He writes about Califas honestly and with knowledge that comes from experience. Essays are good too. Don't know why more people don't know about him.