Unlike Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, Cannery Row is more like a mural of America in the 1930s, focusing mainly on the quirky characters inhabiting Monterey. It can be compared to a patchwork quilt as Steinbeck jumps from one life to the next and connects them all to Cannery Row in the process. While the book definitely takes you back to a specific place and time, one can relate to the distinct personalities in Cannery Row.
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Review submitted by: Kirsten Moore, History & Screenwriting Student