Gerald Haslam

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Gerald Haslam

Gerald W. Haslam was born in Bakersfield, raised in Oildale in California's Great Central Valley, the setting of most of his books. Much of his writing, starting with a series of pieces for The Nation four decades ago, has sought to bring his native state's image more into line with its reality. He has particularly celebrated California's rural and small town areas, its poor and working class people of all colors, to explore the human condition. He wrote in the Introduction to Where Coyotes Howl and Wind Blows Free, "no matter what our color or sex, we have more uniting than separating us. What is most important is that we are all members of the human family."

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Grace Period
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Grace period2006Cancer
In thought and action2011College teachers
Open Library
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California Heartland
Coming of age in CaliforniaAmerican Authors
Condor dreams & other fictionsFiction
Forgotten pages of American literatureAmerican literature
Grace PeriodFiction
Haslam's valleyFiction
Hawk flightsWestern stories
In thought and actionCollege teachers
Jack SchaeferAmerican Authors
Lawrence Clark PowellIn literature
Manuel and the MadmanRacially mixed people
Many CaliforniasLiterary collections
Straight white maleAdult children of aging parents
That constant coyoteFiction
The Great Central ValleyHistory
The great Tejon Club jubileeBars (Drinking establishments)
The language of the oil fields: exa ...English language
The other CaliforniaSocial life and customs
The wages of sin
Voices of a placeAmerican Authors
Western WritingAmerican Authors
William EastlakeCriticism and interpretation
Workin' man bluesCountry music
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