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Reedley College Literary Arts Presents:

David Mas Masumoto is coming to Reedley College on November 9th at 7 p.m. in the Forum Hall.

Masumoto once served as faculty here at Reedley College and has since become an award-winning author and organic farmer (peaches, apricots, nectarines, and grapes for raisins) living and working in the Central Valley of California. He has written 12 books, including Epitaph for a Peach, Changing Season, Wisdom of the Last Farmer, and more (

"I discover a "lost" aunt, separated from our family due to racism and discrimination against the disabled. She had a mental disability due to childhood meningitis. She was taken away in 1942 when all Japanese Americans were considered the enemy and imprisoned. She then became a "ward" of the state. We believed she had died, but 70 years later found her alive and living a few miles from our family farm. How did she survive? Why was she kept hidden? I uncover family secrets that bind us to a sense of history buried in the earth that we work and a sense of place that defines us." (

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