Books about the Spirit of California, by California Writers:Read the interview with Jonathan Evison from which this list is drawn.
McTeague by Frank Norris
Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner
East of Eden by John Steinbeck
Ask the Dust by John Fante
The Day of the Locust by Nathanael West
Visit Evison's website and learn more about his novel, All About Lulu.