Join us Saturday, May 17 at 11am at Krewe du Brew coffee house for a discussion of "CANNERY ROW" by John Steinbeck. 190 pages.
Unburdened by the material necessities of the more fortunate, the denizens of Cannery Row discover rewards unknown in more traditional society. [...] Cannery Row is just a few blocks long, but the story it harbors is suffused with warmth, understanding, and a great fund of human values.
First published in 1945, Cannery Row focuses on the acceptance of life as it is—both the exuberance of community and the loneliness of the individual. John Steinbeck draws on his memories of the real inhabitants of Monterey, California, and interweaves their stories in this world where only the fittest survive—creating what is at once one of his most humorous and poignant works. In Cannery Row, John Steinbeck returns to the setting of Tortilla Flat to create another evocative portrait of life as it is lived by those who unabashedly put the highest value on the intangibles—human warmth, camaraderie, and love. (Amazon)
Used copies on amazon.com for a penny before shipping; $8 on Kindle. Available in some local bookstores and library branches.
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Also invited: the READING THE CLASSICS IN NEW ORLEANS book club