Thursday, January 22, 2009

ICCA #9: Steinbeck Country

I can’t complain about being in Steinbeck country. There’s always something fun about wandering around in a dead writer’s footsteps, and California is firmly Steinbeck territory. In August 2007 Andrew and I went to Monterey for a weekend to see Cannery Row, and I read East of Eden and Tortilla Flat—and remembered Grapes of Wrath—with a new understanding of the landscape he describes.

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