What are the best books from California writers?

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    #1This I Know

    This I Know

    This I Know is a classic Christian novel by Eldonna Edwards about eleven-year-old Grace Carter who sees glimpses of the past and future of the people around her. The novel was published on April 24th, 2018 by John Scognamiglio.

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    Betty Adams
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "Having been born and raised in southern California, I am very familiar with This I Know by Eldonna Edwards. It is a magical story about a young girl's gift for the unknown and the certain conviction she has for what she does know. It is beautifully written and a pleasure to read. I have recommended this book to my reading club and everyone praises it. There are moments of conflict followed by graceful redemption. Do yourself a favor and pick up this book immediately! "
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    #2Moonstone Beach (Main Street Merchants)

    Moonstone Beach (Main Street Merchants)
    Moonstone Beach is a contemporary romance fiction and the first book in  Main Street Merchants series written by Linda Seed. This chick lit novel is first published in 2015. 
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    #3The Outcasts of Poker Flat

    The Outcasts of Poker Flat

    The Outcasts of Poker Flat is a classic fiction book written by Bret Harte. This Western fiction book is first published in 1961 by Signet Classics. 

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    Linda Gibson
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "The Outcasts of Poker Flat is a different type of western. It is filled with all of the elements of past western life including a prostitute but it describes as it says, outcasts. The main character and his band of merry people are labeled degenerate and ran out of town. The story informs the reader of the hardships they went through on the edge of their former society to survive."
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    #4Lightning

    Lightning

    When Laura Shane was born, a lightning struck but a mysterious stranger appeared to save her life. Meanwhile, someone is watching her over and she will be saved again for the darkness always comes near her.

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    Randy Nelson
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "If it wasn’t so corny I’d call the LitraTorch a pocket full of sunshine. Instead I’ll call it the future of portable constant lighting for videographers and photographers."
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    #5Murder in A-Minor

    Murder in A-Minor

    Murder in A-Minor: A Sam Wedlock Musical Murder Mystery is a detective mystery crime fiction book written by Janis Thomas. It is first published in 2016. 

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    Reyansh Verma
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "I love writers from all over the country. I think that California writers differ greatly from those on the East Coast. One of my favorite books from a left coast writer is Murder in A-Minor. I thought this was a great murder mystery and felt the detective mystery crime was perfect."
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    #6Of Mice and Men

    Of Mice and Men
    Of Mice and Men is a book by John Steinbeck that follows the story of George, small but smart, and Lennie, big and strong but mentally challenged, as they set off in a journey to look for a livelihood during the Great Depression.
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    Francisco del Ángel
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "Only one example was given here, and isn't necessarily written by a Californian writer. This book, however, is set in California partially."
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    #7Disturbance (Irene Kelly)

    Disturbance (Irene Kelly)

    Disturbance is a mystery suspense thriller fiction and the eleventh book in Irene Kelly series written by Jan Burke. It is published in 2011 by Simon & Schuster. 

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    Judith Douglas
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "Interesting quick reading. It stays in line with the aeries."
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    #8The Grapes of Wrath

    The Grapes of Wrath

    The Grapes of Wrath is a Pulitzer Prize-winning book by John Steinbeck. It tells the story of the Joad family as they travel west to California in search of greener pastures during the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression.

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    Verónica Villalobos
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "I had to read this in high school 25 years ago, but decided to read it again. Being forced to read it left a negative impression but being able to choose to read it as an adult was a different experience. Gave me a better inside look at the problems faced during the Dust Bowl/Great Depression era, including the issues faced by those being driven from their homes by increased mechanization. Sounds boring, but I really started to understand the characters, and the desperation that they faced in their struggle to survive. Worth a read, especially if you want to have a feel for the history of the time. Illustrations did not really add to the experience."
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    #9The Bonesetter's Daughter

    The Bonesetter's Daughter

    The Bonesetter's Daughter is a novel by Amy Tan that tells the story of Ruth Young, a Chinese-American woman, who finds out the truth about her mother's life in China through her mother's own writings.

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    Russell Porter
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "This title has a plethora of outstanding reviews and is said to be one of the best authors at capturing mother-daughter relationships. This author is an exceptional artist that seems to be appreciated for her courageous work."
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    #10The French Girl's War

    The French Girl's War

    The French Girl's War is a historical fiction book set in World War II written by Herb Williams-Dalgart. This holocaust fiction novel is published in  2014 by CreateSpace. 

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    Jane Franklin
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "I returned this book as fast as I read it. The author has obviously lived a sheltered life with no clue to the worlds workings. It was like reading post its from a toddler."

Summary

Best What are the best books from California writers
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1This I KnowBooks 37 Paid
2Moonstone Beach (Main Street Merchants)Books 34 Paid
3The Outcasts of Poker FlatBooks 32 Paid
4LightningBooks 30 Paid
5Murder in A-MinorBooks 29 Paid
6Of Mice and MenBooks 27 Paid
7Disturbance (Irene Kelly)Books 26 Paid
8The Grapes of WrathBooks 24 Paid
9The Bonesetter's DaughterBooks 22 Paid
10The French Girl's WarBooks 2 Paid
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