Sweet Thursday


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Steinbeck's sequel to "Cannery Row". Times have changed. World War II has left Cannery Row rustier and dustier than even Doc can remember it. But the Palace Flop-house remains the institution and landmark it has always been, and Mack and the boys are only too pleased to welcome him home.

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Debbie C

Jun 8, 2013

Haven't read this book yet. Ordered it ahead for a book club discussion in December. Plan on reading it the end of the year.


Jun 3, 2011


John Steinbeck being jaunty & tounge in cheek - very uplifting when you can laugh at the subtle sarcasam. Will read & savor again


Jul 5, 2007


Set in Monterey's Cannery Row, Steinbeck tells the story of a beleaguered writer trying to write a book but who is beset by personal doubt and frustration.

The locals, including the madam of the Palace, contrive to keep him assured.

Into the picture comes a young woman, apparently adrift and homeless, whose abilities belie her assumed status as a prostitute, and the madam understands this but gives her refuge in her establishment.

How this girl rescues the writer and gives him life, finally, makes it one of the sweetest and most poignant tales I have read.

Full of humor as well as pathos, it is a must read for any who like Steinbeck.


May 31, 2007

a good relaxing read

When I think of John Steinbeck, I think first of "Cannery Row". Sweet Thursday is a companion book to cannery row. It is a soft, relaxing, easy read. One can easily picture the area and the characters exemplified in this novel. It is one of my favorites.

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