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TONY R. RODRIGUEZ released his fourth book abroad, When I Followed the Elephant, in April of 2011. Moreover, When I Followed the Elephant has been added to the 2011 Fall Semester reading list in "Contemporary American Fiction" by The University of Texas - Pan American. FLOYD SALAS was honored with a proclamation by the City of Berkeley on September 28th, 2010, which was designated Floyd Salas Day for his "fifty years of literary achievement" and community involvement. Also, The Contrappasso Magazine has recently posted "a killer memoir piece by legendary San Francisco Bay Area writer Floyd Salas."
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