The Blossom Festival by Lawrence Coates

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The Blossom Festival chronicles rural life in the Santa Clara Valley during the decades leading up to World War II. Against the lush backdrop of millions of fruit trees unfold the personal dramas of a fascinating cast of characters. This leisurely read explores the complex relationships between parents and children in the context of a rich California region bent on replacing agriculture with computer chips to become Silicon Valley. 

About Lawrence Coates

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Coates has served in the Coast Guard, in the Merchant Marines, and aboard an oceanographic research vessel. He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of California at Santa Cruz, a master's from U.C. Berkeley, and a doctorate from the University of Utah. Coates is a past editor of Quarterly West, a member of the board of Writers at Work, and he teaches at Southern Utah University.
Published June 1, 2012 by University of Nevada Press. 347 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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