Journey to the Sun
Junipero Serra's Dream and the Founding of California
By Gregory Orfalea
(Scribner, Hardcover, 9781451642728, 384pp.)
Publication Date: November 5, 2013
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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A remarkable biography of the brilliant and intrepid priest who led the Catholic Church into California in the eighteenth century
Gregory Orfalea was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, and educated at Georgetown University and the University of Alaska. He is the author of eight books, the most recent of which are the short story collection The Man Who Guarded the Bomb and Angeleno Days, which won the 2010 Arab American Book Award and has been named a Finalist for the PEN USA Award in Creative Nonfiction.