Random House: Bringing You the Best in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Children's Books
Authors
Books
Features
Newletters and Alerts

Buy now from Random House

  • A Summer Life
  • Written by Gary Soto
  • Format: Paperback | ISBN: 9780440210245
  • Our Price: $6.99
  • Quantity:
See more online stores - A Summer Life

A Summer Life

Written by Gary SotoAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Gary Soto

A Summer Life Cover

Bookmark,
Share & Shelve:

  • Add This - A Summer Life
  • Email this page - A Summer Life
  • Print this page - A Summer Life
ABOUT THE BOOK ABOUT THE BOOK
ABOUT THE AUTHOR ABOUT THE AUTHOR
PRAISE PRAISE
Synopsis

Synopsis

Gary Soto writes that when he was five "what I knew best was at ground level." In this lively collection of short essays, Soto takes his reader to a ground-level perspective, resreating in vivid detail the sights, sounds, smells, and textures he knew growing up in his Fresno, California, neighborhood. The "things" of his boyhood tie it all together: his Buddha "splotched with gold," the taps of his shoes and the "engines of sparks that lived beneath my soles," his worn tennies smelling of "summer grass, asphalt, the moist sock breathing the defeat of basesall." The child's world is made up of small things--small, very important things.
Gary Soto

About Gary Soto

Gary Soto - A Summer Life
Gary Soto has written six poetry collections, prose recollections, and several books of essays.  His first young adult short story collection, Baseball in April and Other Stories, has been one of the most widely discussed and reviewed books of 1990.  He is Associate Professor of Chicano Studies and English at the University of California, Berkeley.  
Praise

Praise

“Deceptively simplistic and quietly powerful sketches from a gifted poet and storyteller.”—Booklist

“Soto the realist does not neglect his boyhood mischief, and his sly sense of humor is exercised throughout.”—Publishers Weekly

Your E-Mail Address
send me a copy

Recipient's E-Mail Address
(multiple addresses may be separated by commas)

A personal message: