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Friday, April 20, 2012

Chester Aaron BHS '41 ~ Butler Author

Prolific author of novels, stories, and memoirs, Chester Aaron was born in 1923 in a Butler. He saw combat in World War II, and was with the troops that liberated Dachau. Following publication of his first novel in 1967, he was an x-ray technician at Alta Bates Hospital in Berkeley, CA. Later he joined the faculty at Saint Mary’s College. Over the last twenty-five years, he has become known worldwide for the ninety varieties of exotic garlic he grows on his farm in Sonoma County.

1 comment:

Garris L. Graham said...

After seeing this blog I ordered and read "Ubout Us". I read it in two days. Anyone who can remember playing in Connoquensing Creek, making shanties in the woods ,listining to stories about wild mushrooms, and doing whatever they could to earn a penny should enjoy this book. "About Us" was the first book Chester Aaron had published. I am looking forward to reading "About Them" which has recently been published.