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.