Gardeners of Identity: Basques in the San Francisco Bay Area
by Pedro J. Oiarzabal.
(Diaspora and Migration Studies Series No.5)
For many out-of-town visitors, San Franciscans, and Basques throughout the American West the book will bring back fond memories of many of the Basque inns, restaurants, bars and cafés that for the most have vanished from today’s city landscape. However, these fine establishments have not entirely disappeared from their memories and pages of history as illustrated in this book. For others, the book will open a colorful window into the history of some of the most singular and oldest inhabitants of San Francisco. It depicts the Bay Area Basque cultural, linguistic, and religious traditions in a superb manner.
ISBN 978-1-877802-88-1, $29.95 USD