"This amazing book explores Steinbeck's relationship with the area he both loved and hated." Offbeat Travel
"Provides a treat for both literary detectives and armchair travelers."
"A warm portrait of a man by someone who has the ability to see California through his eyes." Suite 101.com
"A rich portrait of Steinbeck's California . . . excellent historical background. . . . Lavishly illustrated." Janet Ross, former librarian, Sparks Branch Library, Nevada
"This is undoubtedly one of the most useful, delightful and enlightening books ever published on Steinbeck." Steinbeck Studies
"Generous enough with both text and pictures (modern photos by Nancy Burnett mixed with quality historical photos) to satisfy the armchair traveler." Worducopia
"Shillinglaw's book breathes new life into Steinbeck's story in light-hearted ways. . . will add a wonderful visual dimension to any Steinbeck collection." —Steinbeck Reviews (June 2012)
About the Author
Susan Shillinglaw is a scholar in residence at the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas, California, and a professor of English at San Jose State University, where she was also the director of the Center for Steinbeck Studies for many years. She was a consultant to Harpo Productions for Oprah's website on East of Eden, and has consulted for popular media such as Good Morning America, the Discovery Channel, and A&E. She is the coauthor of How to Organize a Steinbeck Book or Film Discussion Group and a coeditor of Beyond Boundaries: Rereading John Steinbeck and Steinbeck and the Environment. She lives in Los Gatos, California. Nancy Burnett has been photographing the California landscape for more than 30 years. She is the producer of The Shape of Life and Strange Days on Planet Earth for PBS, coproducer of the photographic exhibit Sea Stars for the Smithsonian, and coauthor of The Shape of Life. She lives in the Carmel Valley in California.