Monday, May 19, 2008



The SJSU/SJPL Library catalog has 607 items with the heading California--Fiction

This includes titles such as Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck and Breaking Through by Francisco Jimenez as well as plenty of genre titles like mysteries, romances, and westerns.

So, what qualifies the assignment of California--Fiction? How much of the book must be about California, or how significant a role does California play in the life of the characters?

Does California become a fictional character, part of the literary landscape?

To add to the reading pile: Crossing vines : a novel / Rigoberto González

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