Mark Arax is a bestselling author and journalist whose writings on California and the West have received numerous awards for literary nonfiction. A former staffer at the Los Angeles Times, his work has appeared in the New York Times and the California Sunday Magazine. His books include The King of California, which won a California Book Award and the William Saroyan Prize from Stanford University and was named a top book of 2004 by the Los Angeles Times, as well as his most recent national bestseller, The Dreamt Land, which was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and won the California Book Award.
Teddy Roosevelt once exclaimed, “When I am in California, I am not in the West. I am west of the West,” and in this book, Mark Arax spends four years travelling up and down the Golden State to explore its singular place in the world. This is Californi...[SEE MORE]