Book Club: "Cannery Row" by John Steinbeck
Thu., 10/23/14, 1:30pm – 3:00pm @ MCPL Spencer
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "Cannery Row," the classic tale by John Steinbeck!
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.
The Spencer Book Club meets the third week of every month, Monday at 6:30pm and Thursday at 1:30pm.