Letters to the Valley: A Harvest of Memories
By David Mas Masumoto. Illustrated by Doug Hansen.
Award-winning author David Mas Masumoto has created a book of thoughtful observations from a farmer, based on his regular feature column in the Fresno Bee.
In his earlier books he has written about the struggles of maintaining an organic peach farm. Here his farming and his community serve as a backdrop to the “letters” he writes, offering the concerns of a parent, the memories of a son, the advice of a friend.
With the warmth of the wonderful illustrations by Doug Hansen, readers will follow Masumoto’s life as a farmer in a small town to his life as a teacher at the University of California and back again.
Paper: 192 pp.