Library EventB.Y.O.Book--"Travels With Charley: In Search of America" by John Steinbeck

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

03/16/2021 7:00pm 03/16/2021 9:00pm B.Y.O.Book--"Travels With Charley: In Search of America" by John Steinbeck

Join us for our next round of B.Y.O.Book, the Library's 'books in bars' program!

This month, we'll meet to discuss John Steinbeck's 1962 travelogue "Travels with Charley: In Search of America."

From the 1962 review in The Atlantic:

"His new book, Travels with Charley, is a one-man, one-dog account of the expedition in which he recaptures his familiarity with America. He set out with some misgiving, not sure his health would stand up to the 10,000-mile journey he envisioned; as he traveled, the years sloughed off him, and the eager, sensuous pages in which he writes about what he found and whom he encountered frame a picture of our human nature in the twentieth century which will not soon be surpassed...This is a book to be read slowly for its savor, and one which, like Thoreau, will be quoted and measured by our own experience."

Register here to reserve your spot for the meeting. Our video chat gathering will take place in Zoom, and you’ll receive an email with login details in advance.

Check our catalog for copies of the book.

Additional copies are on order for the event, and I will contact registered participants when they arrive.

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Join us for our next round of B.Y.O.Book, the Library's 'books in bars' program!

This month, we'll meet to discuss John Steinbeck's 1962 travelogue "Travels with Charley: In Search of America."

From the 1962 review in The Atlantic:

"His new book, Travels with Charley, is a one-man, one-dog account of the expedition in which he recaptures his familiarity with America. He set out with some misgiving, not sure his health would stand up to the 10,000-mile journey he envisioned; as he traveled, the years sloughed off him, and the eager, sensuous pages in which he writes about what he found and whom he encountered frame a picture of our human nature in the twentieth century which will not soon be surpassed...This is a book to be read slowly for its savor, and one which, like Thoreau, will be quoted and measured by our own experience."

Register here to reserve your spot for the meeting. Our video chat gathering will take place in Zoom, and you’ll receive an email with login details in advance.

Check our catalog for copies of the book.

Additional copies are on order for the event, and I will contact registered participants when they arrive.

This event is open to the public.