‘Dogging Steinbeck’ author to speak at Way Library June 26Written by Staff Reports | | email@example.com
In 1960, Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck made a trip across the United States in a truck-camper with his French poodle, Charley. He felt that he had lost touch with the country and wanted to reconnect with its people and places.
His road trip experience resulted in what would become one of the most popular works of his career, “Travels with Charley: In Search of America,” which appeared in 1962.
Bill Steigerwald, in his 2012 book, “Dogging Steinbeck,” retraced the route of Steinbeck’s 1960 road trip across the United States. His research uncovered new information about “Travels with Charley” and a few surprises about Steinbeck.
Steigerwald, who is from Pittsburgh, will speak at 7 p.m. June 26 at Way Library. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. The Way Library is located at 101 E. Indiana Ave. in Perrysburg. For more information, call (419) 874-3135.