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Travels with Charley in Search of America

Travels with Charley in Search of America
Author: John Steinbeck
ISBN 13: 9780140053203
ISBN 10: 140053204
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 1980-01-31
Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
List Price: $12.00

In 1960, at age 58, John Steinbeck set out with his French poodle, Charley, to rediscover the country he had been writing about for so many years. Together they crossed America from the northernmost tip of Maine to California's Monterey peninsula, stopping to smell the grass, to see the lights, and to hear the speech of the real America. Steinbeck dined with truckers, encountered bears at Yellowstone, and reflected on the American character, racial hostility, and the unexpected kindness of strangers. Lyrical, perceptive, and surprising, it's an indispensable portrait of our national identity.