Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Author Sara Gruen
Information on Steinbeck's Cannery Row
In spring 2009, the SJSU Campus Reading Program partnered with the Martha Heasley Cox Steinbeck Center in the King Library to highlight a book by John Steinbeck that is tied to the fall reading book. Cannery Row was selected. Like Water for Elephants, Cannery Row is set during the Great Depression. The SJSU Steinbeck Center and the Campus Reading Program cosponsored events in spring 2009 tied to this book.
NPR - Ed Ricketts and the 'Dream' of Cannery Row (audio)