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And here's a piece of Florence Stonebraker trivia. In 1930 she had an apartment right across the street from the present location of Kayo. In another world this information would mean something.
Toggle Commented Oct 12, 2014 on KAYO at Reading California Fiction
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A David Stacton revival? It's difficult to believe. I read his second novel, The Self-Enchanted (1956). It is mind-bogglingly terrible. I hope he does better with historical fiction.
Toggle Commented Oct 14, 2011 on This Week's Acquisitions at The Little Professor
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Here are a couple of other titles. The Face of Evil by John McPartland is set in Newport Beach, and The Girl on the Beach by George Sumner Albee is set somewhere between L.A. and San Diego.
Toggle Commented Jun 27, 2009 on INLAND EMPIRE NOVELS at Reading California Fiction
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I didn't have much luck. The only book I'm sure is set in Orange County is The Adversary by H. H. Lynde. Probably set there are The Girl from Hollywood by Edgar Rice Burroughs and Cress Delahanty by Jessamyn West (which I haven't reviewed yet). Another possibility Hilda Strafford by Beatrice Harraden. I'm guessing that Orange County didn't have much of a literary scene before 1960. Thanks for the comment about the blog.
Toggle Commented Jun 27, 2009 on INLAND EMPIRE NOVELS at Reading California Fiction
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I'm guessing that the average original paperback novel of the 1950s had a shelf life of about six months. Very few made it into a second printing. Of course no one -- not the authors, the publishers or the readers -- expected anything else.
Toggle Commented Jun 15, 2009 on Shelf life at The Little Professor