Cry of the Tinamou by Sanora Babb
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Born in Oklahoma in 1907 to a restless small-town baseball player, gambler, and baker and his long-suffering wife, Sanora Babb and her sister lived as children on the arid and wind-swept prairie of eastern Colorado as their parents struggled vainly to homestead. As an adult, Babb worked for small-town newspapers and a farming magazine, as a country schoolteacher and as a college writing teacher. During the Great Depression she worked in the California fields setting up government camps for migrant workers. She also traveled extensively with her cine-matographer husband James Wong Howe, living on film locations throughout the world. Babb mined and transformed all of this and more in her novels and stories. Two of the stories collected here, "The Santa Ana" and "The Wild Flower," have been widely anthologized. Two others, "Cry of the Tinamou" and "Davy," were written specifically for this volume.
 

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Other works by Sanora Babb (1907-2005) include An Owl on Every Post, The Lost Traveler, and The Dark Earth and Other Stories from the Great Depression. Alan M. Wald is a professor of English at the University of Michigan. His books include New York Intellectuals: The Rise and Decline of the Anti-Stalinist Left from the 1930s to the 1980s.
 
Published July 28, 1997 by Bison Books. 170 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Born in Oklahoma in 1907, Babb (An Owl on Every Post) has published these evocative 14 stories in magazines as various as the Communist New Masses, the Saturday Evening Post and Seventeen;

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