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Bird of Another Heaven

By James Houston

Bird of Another Heaven
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  • Hardcover: Mar 2007,
    352 pages.
    Paperback: Apr 2008,
    352 pages.

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James D. Houston is the author of seven previous novels and a number of nonfiction works including Farewell to Manzanar, which he coauthored with his wife, Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston. Since 1962, he and Jeanne have lived in Santa Cruz, within view of Monterey Bay, where they raised their three children. They currently live in a Victorian house once owned by Patty Read, a survivor of the Donner Party who appears in Houston's novel Snow Mountain Passage.

Houston says he had a similar experience to "Dan" when, after many years, he found out that his grandmother, "a very sweet Tennessee mountain fundamentalist Christian lady, born in the Appalachians in the ...

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