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Naomi Hirahara, Geraldine Knatz recover L.A.'s hidden history in 'Terminal Island'
Naomi Hirahara, Geraldine Knatz recover L.A.'s hidden history in 'Terminal Island'

Naomi Hirahara is on a roll. Not only did she just release her seventh Southern California-based mystery novel, “Grave on Grand Avenue,” but a new nonfiction book, “Terminal Island: Lost Communities of Los Angeles Harbor” (Angel City Press: 288 pp., $35 paper) -- coauthored with Geraldine Knatz, former director of the Port of Los Angeles -- debuted last weekend at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. Hirahara comes by this double vision honestly. Before beginning to publish fiction in 2004, she was an editor and writer at L.A.’s Japanese daily newspaper, the Rafu Shimpo, and produced several books on Japanese American history....

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