Celebrate John Steinbeck's Birthday with Susan Shillinglaw

Who: Steinbeck scholar Susan Shillinglaw.Susan Shillinglaw

What: Discussing John Steinbeck and his work as we celebrate the new edition of The Portable Steinbeck.


When: Tuesday, 26 February 2013 at 7 PM -- Steinbeck's 111th birthday!


How much: Free. Reservations are particularly nice as we plan to serve some light refreshments.


Where: Rakestraw Books.


Why you should care: Penguin Classics commemorates the 50th anniversary of Steinbeck's Nobel Prize with Portable Steinbeck for the 21st century.


Portable SteinbeckIt would be impossible to overstate John Steinbeck's enduring influence on American letters. Profuse with a richness of language, sly humor, and empathy for even his most flawed characters, Steinbeck's books are still widely read and deeply relevant today.



The Portable Steinbeck is a grand sampling of his most important and popular works. Here are the complete novels Of Mice and Men and The Red Pony, together with self-contained excerpts from several longer novels, the text of his Nobel Prize acceptance speech, a fascinating introduction by Pascal Covici, Jr., son of Steinbeck's longtime editor, and brand new introduction from leading Steinbeck scholar Susan Shillinglaw that puts Steinbeck in the context of the 21st century.



Join us for what promises to be an interesting and informative evening. And, it's a birthday party, so there will be cake!

Event date: 
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
550 Hartz Ave
94526 Danville
The Portable Steinbeck (Penguin Classics) Cover Image
By John Steinbeck, Pascal Covici (Introduction by), Susan Shillinglaw (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780143106975
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Published: Penguin Books - September 25th, 2012