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John Steinbeck

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  • "The Thieves of Manhattan: A Novel" By Adam Langer

    "The Thieves of Manhattan: A Novel" By Adam Langer
    'The Thieves of Manhattan: A Novel' By Adam Langer Spiegel & Grau, 259 pp., $24 By their chunky glasses, facial scruff, skinny jeans, and iPhones you shall know them: New York’s latest crop of aspiring male fiction writers, fresh from the provinces...
  • A July Fourth reading list

    A July Fourth reading list
    In celebration of July Fourth, Printers Row set out to create a reading list of patriotic books. But, how to define "patriotic"? We decided to have each contributing Tribune writer and editor pick a title that corresponds to his or her own definition....
  • Finding the right word

    Finding the right word
    Some people collect Beanie Babies. Tom Heehler collects words. Heehler found himself in some intimidating company when he enrolled, in his mid-40s, at Harvard University's night school. Looking to complete his bachelor's degree, he received an unexpected...
  • Phone apps for exploring California

    Phone apps for exploring California
    Here are apps that do more than explore California; several may help alleviate travel stress. Apps that work on iPhone also work on iPad and iPod Touch, and Android apps work on multiple phones and tablets, including those from Motorola, Samsung and...
  • Report from Stratford Shakespeare Fest: 'Jesus Christ Superstar,' 'Twelfth Night' and the rest

    Report from Stratford Shakespeare Fest: 'Jesus Christ Superstar,' 'Twelfth Night' and the rest
    STRATFORD, Ontario — Des McAnuff, the artistic director of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, North America's largest and arguably most prestigious, classically based theater, has announced his intention to leave his post in 2013. Personal...
  • Bill Barich's 'Long Way Home' started with John Steinbeck's 'Travels With Charley'

    Bill Barich's 'Long Way Home' started with John Steinbeck's 'Travels With Charley'
    American author Bill Barich, a resident of Ireland these past nine years, was rummaging through a local secondhand shop in the summer of 2008 when he stumbled across a "beat up old copy" of "Travels With Charley," John Steinbeck's late-in-life attempt...
  • Book review: 'The Passages of H.M.'

    Book review: 'The Passages of H.M.'
    The Passages of H.M. A Novel of Herman Melville Jay Parini Doubleday: 454 pp., $26.95 "The time for me hasn't come yet: Some men are born posthumously," Nietzsche wrote in "Ecce Homo." It's a statement that might have provided comfort to Herman...
  • Market Watch: Return of the Chandler strawberries

    Market Watch: Return of the Chandler strawberries
    "Oh, strawberries don't taste as they used to," wrote John Steinbeck in "East of Eden." Never mind that the chapter was set a century ago; many foodies believe that industrial varieties and practices have degraded the flavor of modern strawberries. This...
  • Bestsellers, Sept 26: The girl with the Franzen tattoo?

     
    Jonathan Franzen and his new novel, "Freedom," top our fiction bestseller list for the third week running, keeping perennial bestseller Stieg Larsson at bay. Larsson's Millennium Trilogy is doing fine -- "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest" is at......
  • Monterey Peninsula's bargain hotels, food and activities

    Monterey Peninsula's bargain hotels, food and activities
    Clint Eastwood knows how to set a scene on screen or at Mission Ranch, his strikingly handsome hotel and restaurant in Carmel. The hotel, a historic property, has a multimillion dollar view of the sea and beautiful grounds to match. Magenta bougainvillea...
  • Hemingway's: For whom the bar tolls

     
    It's past midnight on a recent Friday night in Hollywood and Johnny Zander, owner of Hemingway's, is agitated. He's concerned that his new place, which is themed around writer Ernest Hemingway, is too crowded. Earlier in the evening, Teen Vogue's Young...