Search - List of Books by James D. Houston

"Words are the basic tools, if you are a writer. But why? Why do you choose one set of tools rather than another?" -- James D. Houston
James Dudley Houston (November 10, 1933 — April 16, 2009) was an American novelist. He wrote nine novels in total.

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 Jos 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.

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Total Books: 43
Farewell to Manzanar
2012 - Farewell to Manzanar (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780307976079
ISBN-10: 0307976076
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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A Queen's Journey
2011 - A Queen's Journey (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781597141635
ISBN-10: 1597141631
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Where Light takes its Color From the Sea
2009 - Where Light Takes Its Color From the Sea (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781597141055
ISBN-10: 1597141054
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Bird of Another Heaven
2008 - Bird of Another Heaven (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780307388087
ISBN-10: 0307388085
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Snow Mountain Passage
2003 - Snow Mountain Passage (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780732273569
ISBN-10: 0732273560
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Last Paradise
2000 - The Last Paradise [Literature of the American West] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780806132907
ISBN-10: 0806132906
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Writing Home Award-Winning Literature from the New West
1999 - Writing Home Award-winning Literature From the New West (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781890771225
ISBN-10: 1890771228
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Farewell to Manzanar with Connections
1998 - Farewell to Manzanar with Connections (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780030546075
ISBN-10: 0030546079
Genres: Children's Books, History, Teen & Young Adult, Nonfiction
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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In the Ring of Fire A Pacific Basin Journey
1997 - In the Ring of Fire a Pacific Basin Journey (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781562791001
ISBN-10: 1562791001
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Travel
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Continental Drift
1996 - Continental Drift [California Fiction] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780520207134
ISBN-10: 0520207130
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 1/5 Stars.
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Surfing A History of the Ancient Hawaiian Sport
1996 - Surfing a History of the Ancient Hawaiian Sport (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780876545942
ISBN-10: 0876545940
Genres: History, Sports & Outdoors
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The Men in My Life And Other More or Less True Recollections of Kinship
1994 - The Men in My Life and Other More or Less True Recollections of Kinship [A Graywolf Discovery] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781555972066
ISBN-10: 1555972063
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Ghost Fox
1993 - Ghost Fox [A Harvest Book] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780156347242
ISBN-10: 0156347245
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Gig
1988 - Gig (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780887390616
ISBN-10: 0887390617
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Love Life
1987 - Love Life (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780070304871
ISBN-10: 0070304874
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 2

Californians
1985 - Californians (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780916870843
ISBN-10: 0916870847
Genre: Travel
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Farewell to Manzanar A True Story of Japanese American Experience During and  After the World War II Internment
The adventures of Charlie Bates
1973 - The Adventures of Charlie Bates (Other)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780912264554
ISBN-10: 0912264551
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Open Field
Open Field (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780395198827
ISBN-10: 0395198828
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Farewell to Manzanar BANTAM HARDBACK
Farewell to Manzanar Bantam Hardback (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780673583345
ISBN-10: 0673583341
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Farewell to Manzanar A True Story of Japanese American Experience During and After the World War II Internment