WL- Mary's Book Club
Travels with Charley in Search of America
- Date: 11/29/2017 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
- Location: Willits Branch Library
390 E Commercial Street
Willits , California 95490
Mary’s Book Club
Last Wednesday of the month
Travels with Charley
An intimate journey across America, as told by one of its most beloved writers
To hear the speech of the real America, to smell the grass and the trees, to see the colors and the light—these were John Steinbeck's goals as he set out, at the age of fifty-eight, to rediscover the country he had been writing about for so many years.
With Charley, his French poodle, Steinbeck drives the interstates and the country roads, dines with truckers, encounters bears at Yellowstone and old friends in San Francisco. Along the way he reflects on the American character, racial hostility, the particular form of American loneliness he finds almost everywhere, and the unexpected kindness of strangers.