From Diane's list on proving you’re never too old for fun adventures.
Although I had read this classic many years ago, I decided to revisit it recently and found it even more enjoyable this time around.
Steinbeck’s real-life journey across America drew me into an older era in America and brought a fresh and immersive experience to the reader. Charley, the poodle, was an absolute delight.
Travels with Charley in Search of America
Why should I read it?
11 authors picked Travels with Charley in Search of America as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.
What is this book about?
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…
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