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John Steinbeck

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  • Journalism panel: News from the past that makes more sense now

     
    Some the riches/annoyances of the Festival of Books are the conflicting panel times and conflicting impulses. I managed to catch about 40 minutes of “Current Interests: Journalists Uncover the Larger Story” before rushing off to another talk. But I...
  • Native Californians write about their favorite state in very different ways [updated]

     
    In California, "the stories find you," says author Thomas Steinbeck. In the Festival of Books' panel The California Way on Sunday, moderator Antoine Wilson started by asking each author to read the first page of his book, which allowed the......
  • The surprise on Oprah's best-books list

     
    The 10th anniversary edition of O, the Oprah Magazine includes a list of 10 books that rocked Oprah's decade. Eight of them are, as you might expect, selections from Oprah Winfrey's book club, including Toni Morrison's "The Bluest Eye" in......
  • Firm selected for study of Route 66 in California

     
    A much-anticipated study of Route 66 in California is nearer to getting underway now that a firm has been selected to oversee the effort. The California Preservation Foundation said Thursday that it has selected Mead & Hunt, an engineering and......
  • 'Lost' reading list: the show's creators discuss literary influences, from Stephen King to Flannery O'Connor

     
    Ever since Sawyer was shown reading “Watership Down” in Season One of “Lost,” an abundance of carefully placed works of literature have been featured on the show (in gym bags, on book shelves, in episode titles), spawning “Lo...
  • Matt Weinstock, May 28, 1960

     
    "Since When Does a Boy Brag About a Girl Out o' Respect for Her Brains??" May 28, 1960: John Steinbeck writes an essay in Esquire about life in Pacific Grove during the Depression. Matt Weinstock adds a bit about his own experiences in Los Angeles. DEAR...
  • Literary letters for auction at Sotheby's on Thursday

     
    Dozens of Mark Twain's letters and writings, from his early days in San Francisco until the end of his life, form the centerpiece of an auction taking place Thursday at Sotheby's in New York. An autographed manuscript of his "A......
  • The lure of writers' houses

     
    The website M + E -- run by author Emma Straub and her husband, Michael Fusco -- is selling a new series of four literary posters, each with an illustration of a writer's home (with address). The illustrations by Aislinn......
  • Shape up, poor people

    THE OTHER night, while channel surfing, I happened upon the famous final scene from John Ford's classic film, "The Grapes of Wrath." Hearing Henry Fonda's inspirational words about always being present, if only in spirit, whenever injustice was...
  • A donation that was one for the books

    The bright red library cart in the pediatric unit has wheels to move from place to place and books that will give wings to children in wheelchairs. The idea behind the gift –– presented by Cathy and Scott Leiber of Williams Township Friday to the Good...
  • Holy mackerel, that's a great white!

    Holy mackerel, that's a great white!
    Dawn is coming soon. The lights are off, the sound system silent and the beasts of the Monterey Bay Aquarium have the place mostly to themselves: the otters, the anemones, the octopuses, the great white shark in the big tank, the lame young albatross in...