Kevin Hearle
Author, Poet




[A] genuine poetic talent connected to California in a most powerful way.
—Kevin Starr
Historian and former State Librarian of California
[A]n excellent collection, head and shoulders above most first books.
—Donald Justice
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet
This is a brilliant first book, not because the poet is a native Californian troubled by his sense of exile from the place even though he lives there. It's brilliant because the poet is so gifted.
—Larry Levis
poet
Winner of the Burkhardt Award as the Outstanding Steinbeck Scholar of 2005.

Beyond Boundaries: Rereading John Steinbeck
Winner of the Burkhardt Award as the Outstanding Steinbeck Scholar of 2005.
The Essential Mary Austin—a new anthology of her writing; contains all of "The Land of Little Rain." It also offers excerpts from her autobiography, "Earth Horizon," plus a section from her posthumously published novel, "Cactus Thorn," along with stunning examples of her journalism…. [T]his anthology boasts Austin's endearing eyewitness account of the 1906 earthquake and a charming profile of George Sterling, California's preeminent bohemian poet, which also provides a portrait of a bygone era of abundance.

Along with Sterling and Jack London, a close friend, Austin created a legend of California as a fabulous place with its own unique gatherings, gods and goddesses.

The Land of Little Rain—an instant classic about the wonders of a parched landscape….

—Jonah Raskin
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
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