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Small towns in Maine haven’t changed much since 1960 …
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Neither have many of the crossroads.
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Steinbeck didn’t sleep in a Bangor motel as he says in
“Charley,” but I spent my first night at a Walmart there.

One Response to Steinbeck’s road to Bangor

  1. marco says:

    I went back and reread the parts of the book where he’s laying out the purpose of his trip and why he’s writing the book, and I didn’t see anything like you find in most modern nonfiction books, where the author bends over backward to say, “This is mostly true, but I was working from memory in a few places, and I changed a few things to make the narrative clearer and avoid lawsuits.”