Sunday Inspiration: John Steinbeck

Wherever I travel I like to visit places that honor and memorialize my fellow authors since I find the lives of most writers inspirational and motivational.

While visiting the Monterey, California area for two weeks, Proman and I drove to nearby Salinas to explore the National Steinbeck Center which portrays the life and creativity of John Steinbeck. Steinbeck won the Nobel Prize for Literature, and he was one of the most prominent authors in American history.

In The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men, and Cannery Row and many of his other books he brought to life the struggles of the working man and woman. I find his writing as relevant today as when he wrote in the 1940s and 50s.

The above quote is actually from one of Steinbeck’s non fiction books. Here are some of my favorite photos from the exhibits. Have you read any of his books? Do you have a favorite?



  1. Coelle Baskel on September 8, 2019 at 10:39 am

    Great pictures…thanks for posting! So wonderful to experience all that America has to offer!

  2. Ann Fuller on September 8, 2019 at 11:24 am

    Thanks Emilie for the photos. These authors started my interest in books many years ago!

  3. Jane Dougherty on September 8, 2019 at 11:38 am

    I have enjoyed reading John Steinbeck’s books through the years. I like to buy an author’s book at the location where it was written, so buying Cannery Row in Monterey was a treat. That is such a fun area to visit.

  4. Nancy Lepri on September 8, 2019 at 12:13 pm


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