Featured Book -- Steinbeck: A Life in Letters

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We are avid Steinbeck fans, but until recently we knew nothing about the author himself outside of the fact that he wrote constantly, won the Nobel Prize for literature, and was widely panned for being beyond his prime for the last third of his life.  Much to our surprise and delight, we discovered that he was an avid letter writer and his family produced an amazing collection of the letters he wrote across a 40+ year span.  This easy-to-read book provides an intimate look in to the particulars of Steinbeck's life:  a prideful and intense youth, a dogged determination to write and keep writing despite years of rejections, and a wide-ranging body of creative pursuits that went way beyond writing. 

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Quick Reviews:

  • "Surely his most interesting, plausibly his most memorable, and . . . arguably his best book" —The New York Times Book Review
  • "The reader will discover as much about the making of a writer and the creative process, as he will about Steinbeck. And that's a lot."Los Angeles Herald-Examiner
  • "A rewarding book of enduring interest, this becomes a major part of the Steinbeck canon." —The Wall Street Journal
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