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The Blossom Festival

Author: Lawrence Coates
Publisher: Reno, Nev. : University of Nevada Press, ©1999.
Series: Western literature series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
A novel on the orchard country of pre-World War II California with its festivals. It follows the lives of a number of families, including that of an American-born Japanese girl as she tries to fit in, unaware of what awaits her.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Coates, Lawrence, 1956-
Blossom Festival.
Reno, Nev. : University of Nevada Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)607417378
Material Type: Fiction, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence Coates
ISBN: 087417337X 9780874173376
OCLC Number: 41017533
Description: 344 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Lone Hill --
The Last Game --
Southland --
Lone Hill --
The Well-Kept Home --
Mrs. Madison --
The Lye Shed --
The Butterfly Skirt --
Full-Time Man --
Knock on the Door --
The Last Game --
Beat the Chinaman --
The Coast Daylight --
The Coast Daylight --
Off Visiting Relatives --
A View from the Tower --
The Valley of Heart's Delight --
Lone Hill --
Gambit --
The Forge --
Poker --
House Fire --
Coal Oil --
Shorty's Dream --
New Deal --
Steen's Dream --
The Blossom Festival --
The Year of the Rooster --
The Fairy King --
Cherry Rain --
The Language of Birds --
The White-Limbed Girls --
The Blossom Festival --
The World's Fair --
Epilogue: To 1942.
Series Title: Western literature series.
Responsibility: by Lawrence Coates.

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A panoramic chronicle of rural life in the Santa Clara Valley during the decades before World War II. Against the backdrop of millions of fruit trees, the personal dramas of a cast of characters  Read more...
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"California's Santa Clara Valley has become known as Silicon Valley, a transformation that debut novelist Coates implicitly contrasts by setting his tale in the orchard-strewn, pastoral community Read more...

 
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