Cannery Row

by John Steinbeck | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1101659793 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Blackjax21 of Ingersoll, Ontario Canada on 4/15/2023
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Journal Entry 1 by Blackjax21 from Ingersoll, Ontario Canada on Saturday, April 15, 2023
Unburdened by the material necessities of the more fortunate, the denizens of Cannery Row discover rewards unknown in more traditional society. Henry the painter sorts through junk lots for pieces of wood to incorporate into the boat he is building, while the girls from Dora Flood’s bordello venture out now and then to enjoy a bit of sunshine. Lee Chong stocks his grocery with almost anything a man could want, and Doc, a young marine biologist who ministers to sick puppies and unhappy souls, unexpectedly finds true love. Cannery Row is just a few blocks long, but the story it harbors is suffused with warmth, understanding, and a great fund of human values.
First published in 1945, Cannery Row focuses on the acceptance of life as it is—both the exuberance of community and the loneliness of the individual. John Steinbeck draws on his memories of the real inhabitants of Monterey, California, and interweaves their stories in this world where only the fittest survive—creating what is at once one of his most humorous and poignant works. In Cannery Row, John Steinbeck returns to the setting of Tortilla Flat to create another evocative portrait of life as it is lived by those who unabashedly put the highest value on the intangibles—human warmth, camaraderie, and love.

Journal Entry 2 by Blackjax21 at Harbord House Pub in Toronto, Ontario Canada on Saturday, June 3, 2023

Released 3 mos ago (6/3/2023 UTC) at Harbord House Pub in Toronto, Ontario Canada


I’ve wanted to read this but the print is to small and to light for my eyes. Releasing at the meetup this afternoon

Journal Entry 3 by Bookgirrl at Acton, Ontario Canada on Sunday, June 4, 2023
Oh, my goodness. I picked up this book from the OBCZ shelves at Harbord House Pub, where we have our Toronto Bookcrossing meet-ups, and didn't realize it was registered already! John Steinbeck is my all-time favourite American novelist and it was a Steinbeck novel that I found at Home Depot back in 2005, that got me into Bookcrossing in the first place! Anyway, I will deposit the book back on the shelf next time in the big smoke. I have read this book, and it was terrific. I agree, the text is uncomfortably small!

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