December 2019 First Wednesday Talk: The Dreamt Land: Chasing Water and Dust Across California, with author Mark Arax
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The Dreamt Land: Chasing Water and Dust Across California, with author Mark Arax
A vivid, searching journey into California’s capture of water and soil—an epic story of a people’s defiance of nature and the wonders, and ruin, it has wrought.
MARK ARAX is an 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 a memoir of his father’s murder, a collection of essays about the West, and the best-selling The King of California, which won a California Book Award, the William Saroyan Prize from Stanford University, and was named a top book of 2004 by the Los Angeles Times and the San Francisco Chronicle. He lives in Fresno, California.