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Chester Aaron

Born in 1923 in a Pennsylvania coal-mining town, Chester Aaron served in World War II. After attending UCLA, UC Berkeley, and San Francisco State, he joined the faculty of Saint Mary's College, retiring in 1997. Author of novels, stories, and memoirs--including the novel ABOUT THEM and the story collection SYMPTOMS OF TERMINAL PASSION, both from El Leon Literary Arts--he is known worldwide as an expert on garlic, growing more than fifty kinds on his farm in Sonoma County.