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"Sometimes you don't choose the material; the material chooses you." -- James D. Houston
James Dudley Houston (November 10, 1933 — April 16, 2009) was an American novelist. He wrote nine novels in total.
Total Books: 43
Houston was born in San Francisco, where his parents had migrated from Quanah, Texas, a small town near Oklahoma. Their story kindled an interest in treks and quests that intensified when he met his future wife, Jeanne Wakatsuki, whose family had immigrated to California from Japan.
He attended Lowell High School and San José State University where he met Jeanne Wakatsuki, whom he would marry in 1957.Houston co-authored his wife's autobiographical memoir, Farewell to Manzanar, about her experiences in the Manzanar internment camp. The book became a bestseller after it was published in 1973.
Snow Mountain Passage (2001) was inspired by a personal link to the ill-fated Donner Party of early Californian history.