Great California Stories

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Arthur Grove Day
U of Nebraska Press, 1991 - Fiction - 268 pages
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Day has selected short fiction from and about this country's most populous state, twenty stories that represent the startling variety of California's countryside, the quality of its native and adopted writers, the rich legacy of its history, and the ethnic diversity of its people.
 

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Contents

Gertrude Atherton The Vengeance of Padre Arroyo
20
Mark Twain Jim Bakers BlueJay Yarn
34
Ambrose Bierce The Secret of Macargers Gulch
51
Jack London All Gold Canyon
76
Edwin Corle The Ghost of Billy the Kid
97
John Steinbeck The Leader of the People
113
Walter Van Tilburg Clark Hook
130
Dashiell Hammett The Gutting of Couffignal
184
Evelyn Waugh Whispering Glades
202
Janet Lewis Picnic i943
224
Wallace Stegner Pop Goes the Alley Cat
237
Danny Santiago The Somebody
258
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About the author (1991)

The editor, A. Grove Day, a professor emeritus of English at the University of Hawaii, has contributed a preface and biographical sketches of the authors. His many books include The Sky Clears: Poetry of the American Indians, also a Bison Book.

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