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Travels with Charley: In Search of America

John Steinbeck (1902–1968)
Travels with Charley: In Search of America
New York: The Viking Press, 1962

This is Steinbeck’s last full-length book, the chronicle of his eleven-week American road trip by truck in 1960, accompanied only by his idiosyncratic poodle Charley. Steinbeck’s purpose was primarily to get in touch with the country he felt he no longer knew. But the author also wanted to prove that he still had creative and physical power, despite setbacks in his writing and health.

Timothy R. Burroughs (member)
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