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Ninth Avenue Press

Ninth Avenue Press

May 19, 2014

 I grew up in Twin Falls, Idaho, on Ninth Avenue.  During the twenty-two years I called Twin Falls home—four of these college summers—I lived in just two houses, one right next door to the other.

My parents recently moved out of the big house on Ninth Avenue where they’d lived for almost sixty years and where they raised six children.  Mom was born in Twin Falls on Eight Avenue and could look out her front window and see the house where she was born.

My parents’ new townhouse is located near the Sunset Memorial Park, and Dad has pointed out that now Mom can look out her window and see where she will be buried.

In honor of my childhood on Ninth Avenue, and for my parents, I’ve named my newly established small press NINTH AVENUE PRESS. The first release is Evel Knievel Jumps the Snake River Canyon . . . and Other Stories Close to Home. The title story is set in Twin Falls, and much of it takes place in a neighborhood just like where I grew up.

Reader Comments:

Cool ... my wife Margie (DeLuca) Miracle grew up on 10th in fact quite close to you and the Brauns.
-mackey, May 19, 2014

Yes, I remember. Other side of Shoshone St. So many memories of kids in the neighborhood-- Brauns across the street on 9th (yes, those musical kids), my best friend, Rita, other side of the alley on 10th. We actually met in the alley for the first time, and there is a scene in the book inspired by that event. Also of interest, Mackey, a story in the book set in a Catholic grade school back in the 60s. Names have been changed to protect the innocent.
-Kelly Jones, May 20, 2014

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