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	·Bloodrites
	·What Horton Hatched
	·Prostate Cancer Can Be Conquered With Help 
	       From More Foot Soldiers
	·Hawk's Flight
	·Rejection Slips: A Balm for Writers and 
	       as Certain as Death
	·The Estero
	·A California Family

GERALD W. HASLAM
Books & Films


Books In Print: Nonfiction

In Thought and Acton: The Enigmatic Life of S. I. Hayakawa
Now available as an E-book

Winner of: Award of Merit from American Association of State and Local History
Winner of: The Institute of General Semantics' S.I. Hawakawa Prize


University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE 68588-0630, 2011; $26.95 paperback · 978-0-8032-3764-3, Canadian $30.95/ £19.99 UK; e-book available · ASIN: B007JQILPO
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Traces the fascinating life of an iconic American writer, teacher, politician and family man.

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Workin' Man Blues: Country Music in California, 3nd edition
Now available as an E-book

Winner of the Rolling Stone Magazine Ralph J. Gleason Award.
Winner of the Certificate of Commendation (American Association for State and Local History)


University of California Press, Berkeley, CA 94709, 2012; Paperback, ISBN: 978-0-520-27505-8, $34.95, £24.95.
Explores what country music means to the Golden State and what the Golden State means to Country Music—a cultural history.

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The Great Central Valley: California’s Heartland

Winner of the Bay Area Book Reviewers’ Award for Nonfiction
Winner of the Commonwealth Club Medal for Californiana
Winner of an Award of Merit from the Association of State and Local History, as well as other honors for photography and design.

University of California Press
, Berkeley, CA 94720, 1993; $70 cloth $36 paper.
An extended essay on place illustrated by photographers Steven Johnson and Robert Dawson.

Coming of Age in California
Now Available as an E-book


The second edition of these personal essays was named to the
San Francisco Chronicle's readers' list of the twentieth-century's top 100 best non-fiction books from the West.

Devil Mountain Books, Box 4115, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, 1990; Second Edition, 2000, paper $14.95. e-book available at Amazon
Click here to read "Bloodrites," an essay from this book!

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The Other California: The Great Central Valley in Life and Letters

Capra Press, 1990; second edition, University of Nevada Press, Mail Stop 166, Reno, NV 89557-0076, 1993; paper $15.95.
Reissued in a second, enlarged edition in 1994. Eighteen essays and articles originally published in periodicals.


Books In Print: Fiction

 Grace Period
Now available as an E-book


University of Nevada Press, Mail Stop 166, Reno, NV 89557-0076, 2006; cloth, $24.95. e-book available at Amazon
A sixtyish journalist with prostate cancer meets a sixtyish physician with breast cancer. Together they enjoy a grace period.

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 Haslam's Valley
Now available as an E-book


Winner of 2006 Josephine Miles National Literary Award

Devil Mountain Books, Box 4115, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, 1995; E-book available
A career-summarizing collection of fiction and non-fiction.
"Haslam has that rare ability to write about places without
ignoring their flaws and at the same time acknowledging their virtues."

--Jonah Raskin, Press Democrat

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 Straight White Male

Winner of Western States Book Award for 2001
and was named Book of the Year by Foreword magazine.

University of Nevada Press, Mail Stop 166, Reno, NV 89557-0076, 2000; paper, $17.95
A middle-aged couple outgrow their pasts as they struggle to care for aging parents and maturing children.
"Arguably his... greatest book."
--Jonathan Kirsch, L.A. Times
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Manuel and the Madman (with Janice Haslam)

Thwack! Pow! Productions, Box 984, Penngrove, CA 94951, 2000; paper, $9.95
Half-Anglo, half-Chicano, Manuel Ryan survives seventh grade. A humorous novel about and for teens.

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 Condor Dreams and Other Fictions

University of Nevada Press, Mail Stop 166, Reno, NV 89557-0076, 1994; $24.95 cloth, $15.95 paper.
In this collection of twenty-five short stories of varied subjects and styles, Gerald Haslam explores the rural areas and small towns of his native region - California's Great Central Valley.
Afterword by Gary Soto.


 The Great Tejon Club Jubilee
Now available as an E-book


Devil Mountain Books, Box 4115, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, 1995; paper, $11.95. e-book available
The redoubtable Tejon Club Gang stumbles into one beer-fueled misadventure after another in these 14 related stories.


That Constant Coyote: California Stories

Winner of 1990 Josephine Miles National Literary Award

University of Nevada Press, Mail Stop 166, Reno, NV 89557-0076, 1990; $22.00 cloth, $17.00 paper.
This book collects a variety of stories dealing with rural and small-town folks in California. Still going strong after three printings.



ANTHOLOGIES


Many Californias: Literature from the Golden State

Winner of 1993 Benjamin Franklin Award

Second edition,
University of Nevada Press, Mail Stop 166, Reno, NV 89557-0076, 1999; paper $18.95.

This edition adds the work of Robert Hass, Gina Berriault, Molly Giles, Mas Masumoto, Carolyn See, Ross MacDonald, Oakley Hall, Victor Martinez, Al Young, and Chitra Divakaruni, as well as new selections by William Saroyan, Hisaye Yamamoto, Jack London, and Wallace Stegner.

Jack London's Golden State: Selected California Writing

Amazon A sampler of London's varied writing about his native state, with a biographical essay and individual introductions to each piece.


Where Coyotes Howl and Wind Blows Free: Growing Up in the West ( with Alexandra R. Haslam )

University of Nevada Press, Mail Stop 166, Reno, NV 89557-0076, 1995; cloth, $20.00.

This multi-regional, multi-cultural collection of stories and essays for younger readers plays against the Western stereotype. Includes authors such as Stegner, Hong Kingston, Brautigan, McFadden, Soto and Mowry.



BOOKLETS, MONOGRAPHS AND REPRINTS


 The Horned Toad (Adapted and illustrated by Garth Haslam)

Thwack! Pow! Productions, Box 984, Penngrove, CA 94951, 1994.
Gerry’s most anthologized short story presented in comic-book form for beginning readers.

 Lawrence Clark Powell

Boise State University Western Writers’ Series, 1991; ISBN: 0-88430-101-X
A 52-page survey of the life and career of one of the West’s preeminent men of letters.
To purchase: Lawrence Clark Powell publication #102


 Jack Schaefer

Boise State University Western Writers’ Series, 1975; ISBN: 0-88430-019-6.
A 46-page survey of the life and career of one of the West’s preeminent men of letters.
To purchase: Jack Schaefer publication #20


Films

Rider

Co-script writer of a 22-minute movie produced by Randy Lippert and directed by Jim Weiner for Spotswood Productions, 1992. Based on Gerry’s short story "Rider."

The Miyazaki Family: Missing in Action

Won 1995 Golden Eagle Award from CINE.

Script Consultant of a 22-minute film produced and directed by Michael Litle for Abitare Film Group, Inc., 1995. Film is based on Gerry’s short story "Missing in Action."

Earlier Publications

FICTION



The Man Who Cultivated Fire and Other Stories
Capra Press, 1987

 Snapshots: Glimpses of the Other California

Devil Mountain Books, P.O. Box 4115, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, 1985. e-book available ·


Hawk Flights: Visions of the West
Seven Buffaloes Press, l983


The Wages of Sin: Collected Stories
Duck Down Press/Windriver Books, l980


Masks: A Novel
Old Adobe Press, l976



Okies: Selected Stories
lst edition, 1973, New West Publications; 2nd edition, l974; 3rd edition, Peregrine-Smith, 1975



NONFICTION



Voices of a Place: Social and Literary Essays from the Other California
E-book available

Devil Mountain Books, Box 4115, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, 1987.

The Language of the Oil Fields
Old Adobe Press, 1972


ANTHOLOGIES



California Heartland: Writing from the Great Central Valley
Co-written with James D. Houston; Capra Press, 1978

Afro-American Oral Literature
Harper & Row, l974


Western Writing
University of New Mexico Press, l974


Forgotten Pages of American Literature
Houghton-Mifflin, l970


BOOKLETS, MONOGRAPHS, & REPRINTS



Out of the Slush Pile and Into Print
Co-written with Perry Glasser; Poets & Writers, Inc., l993

Baiting the Hook
Poets & Writers, Inc., 1990


The Great Central Valley : Voices of a Place
Author: Gerald W Haslam; Stephen Johnson; Robert Dawson; Pacific Discovery Magazine.
Publisher: San Francisco : California Academy of Sciences, ©1986.


William Eastlake
Steck-Vaughn Southwest Writers’ Series, 1970



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