Natives, Newcomers, Exiles, Fugitives
Northern California Writers and their Work

Jonah Raskin

In this book Jonah Raskin examines thirty northern California writers, fifteen of them women, and their work in the context of the region in which they live and the literary community there, one that has been ignored or denied by the mainstream literary establishment (read New York).

Most of the writers are contemporary—both literary celebrities like Alice Walker, Gary Snyder, Amy Tan, Anne Lamott and Isabel Allende, and more obscure but also great writers like Greg Sarris, Gina Berriault, Jim Dodge and Freeman House—but Raskin starts with Jack London, providing a historical perspective.

Raskin, chair of the communications studies program at Sonoma State University, writes a Sunday book column for The Press Democrat in Santa Rosa, California. Many of the interviews and reviews first appeared there, but they gain added weight and clarity by being presented together between the covers of a book.

Raskin even covers authors in Bored Feet's catalog, like Ray Raphael, Don Emblen and Roy Parvin. The overall result provides an involving, fascinating read.

With an eye-catching cover by acclaimed Sonoma artist Jack Stuppin.


180 pages, 6" x 9", full-color cover, list of selected books, index.Published by Running Wolf Press. ISBN 0-9701333-8-3

$15.00

order

               


Free Shipping Special

From now to May 15, get free standard shipping on any order over $19

The only exceptions are the rolled Bluewater maps and the rolled Imus maps; the $6 minimum shipping still applies to them, but up to 3 Bluewater Maps ship for the same $6 cost as one, and up to 2 rolled Imus maps are also only $6.

Buy more, save more!

Orders over $40 now get 10% off! Orders over $75 get a whopping 20% off!!

Save now on hundreds of excellent books and maps! Start planning next Summer's adventures.

Books and Maps on Related Topics:

The Hikerís hip pocket Guide to the Humboldt/Del Norte Coast, 3rd Ed. by Bob Lorentzen

The Essential Geography of the United States of America by Imus Geographics

The Hiker's hip pocket Guide to Sonoma County, 3rd edition by Bob Lorentzen

Notebooks From the Emerald Triangle by A Novel by Bill Bradd

Monterey Bay Map by Bluewater Maps

Exploring Eastern Sierra Canyons: Bishop to Lone Pine by Sharon Giacomazzi

Field Guide to Manzanitas: California, North America, and Mexico by Michael Kauffmann, Tom Parker and Michael Vasey; Photographs by Jeff Bisbee

Mendocino Coast Recreation Map by GeoGraphics Maps & Photos


Walking in Beauty; Growing Up with the Yurok Indians by Harry K. Roberts

Lacrosse Playing Cards by Prospero Art, Illustrations by Jan Padover

Two Peoples, One Place by Ray Raphael & Freeman House

Gold Fever, Part Three: The Path to Civil War by Ken Salter

Sierra Stories; Tales of Dreamers, Schemers, Bigots, and Rogues by Gary Noy

An Everyday History of Somewhere by Ray Raphael

Trails and Tales of Yosemite and the Central Sierra—A Guide for Hikers and History Buffs by Sharon Giacomazzi

Native American Playing Cards; 55 Portraits by Edward Curtis by Prospero Art

The Mendocino Coast Glove Box Guide, 3rd Edition—Lodgings, Eateries, Sights, History, Activities and More by Bob Lorentzen


Geologic Trips—Sierra Nevada by Ted Konigsmark

America's Vanishing Landscapes—The Western States by Photography and text by Wayne Williams
Preface by Andy Lipkis, founder of Tree People

Dog Packing in National Parks -- How a Pack Dog Became a Service Dog by Jane Cox

Mendocino--A Painted Pictorial by Kevin Milligan




TOP OF PAGE
hikingBack to home page