to Mt. Lowe
A Southern California Tale
The Way to Mt. Lowe: A
Southern California Tale is a historical dramatization of Southern
California life between the years 1892 and 1959.
(Professor Lowe even appears in the chapter called "The Man of the Clouds.").
The story is told from the standpoint of Lyman Bright, a young boy who with his
eccentric family emigrates from Indiana in 1892 and lives the life only livable
in Southern California. The central theme and metaphor is Mt. Lowe and the
marvels the Professor created. The book also focuses on
life along the Venice (California) Canals during Venice's cultural explosion.
Filled with colorful characters and odd situations, the novel also functions on
a unique level as a textbook of the history of Los Angeles and environs during a
time of wonder and excitement. Cover art work by Karen Delgadillo.
This book is available from Abebooks, Amazon, and many bookshops; or, you can order directly from the publisher, Sam Johnson's, for $17.95 + $4 for priority shipping; $3.25 media mail
Sam Johnson's Bookshop & Publishers
12310 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, Ca 90066.
Phone: (310) 391-5047