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James D. Houston is the author of seven novels, including Continental Drift, Love Life, The Last Paradise—honored with a 1999 American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation—and Snow Mountain Passage. His non-fiction works include Californians and Farewell to Manzanar, which he coauthored with his wife, Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford, he has received the Humanities Prize, an NEA writing grant, and a Rockefeller Foundation residency. He lives in Santa Cruz, CA.

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Bird of Another Heaven

Written by James D. Houston


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 8, 2008
Price: $14.95

From the acclaimed author of Snow Mountain Passage comes this richly evocative novel that follows a half-Indian, half-Hawai'ian woman and her complex relationship with the last king of Hawai'i.

When talk show host Sheridan Brody finds the journals of his great grandmother Nani Keala (aka Nancy Callahan), he uncovers a mythic, unknown... Read more >
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Bird of Another Heaven

Written by James D. Houston


Format: eBook
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 20, 2007
Price: $11.99

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Snow Mountain Passage

Written by James D. Houston


Format: eBook, 336 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $13.99

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Farewell to Manzanar

Written by Jeanne Houston and James D. Houston


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Ember
On Sale: February 14, 2012
Price: $8.99

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