Cold Spring Book Club: Tortilla Flat (John Steinbeck)

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
10:00 am - 11:30 am

The Cold Spring Book Club meets every month on the third Tuesday at 10am.  It’s a diverse group of people who love to read and share their thoughts.  Everyone is welcome to come!

About this month’s book:

 

Adopting the structure and themes of the Arthurian legend, John Steinbeck created a “Camelot” on a shabby hillside above the town of Monterey, California, and peopled it with a colorful band of knights. At the center of the tale is Danny, whose house, like Arthur’s castle, becomes a gathering place for men looking for adventure, camaraderie, and a sense of belonging—men who fiercely resist the corrupting tide of honest toil and civil rectitude.

As Nobel Prize winner Steinbeck chronicles their deeds—their multiple lovers, their wonderful brawls, their Rabelaisian wine-drinking—he spins a tale as compelling and ultimately as touched by sorrow as the famous legends of the Round Table, which inspired him.

 

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