Susan Shillinglaw: Susan Shillinglaw is a scholar in residence at the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas, California, and a professor of English at San Jose State University, where she was also the director of the Center for Steinbeck Studies for many years. Nancy Burnett: Nancy Burnett has been photographing the California landscape for more than 30 years. She is the producer of The Shape of Life and Strange Days on Planet Earth for PBS, coproducer of the photographic exhibit Sea Stars for the Smithsonian, and coauthor of The Shape of Life.
"The best of both worlds: an insightful and informative travelogue combined with fascinating historical morsels." --John C. Turner, general manager, " The Clement Monterey Hotel"
"You will want to read this edition more than once, and when in Steinbeck country, you will want to refer to it constantly." --Jack Benson, author, " John Steinbeck, Writer: A Biography"
"Hands down my favorite book about the Nobel Prize winning novelist. It is well researched, informative, jargon-free, and best of all amply illustrated." --Robert DeMott, author, "Working Days: The Journals of The Grapes of Wrath, 1938-1941"