Monterey, Calif.

Steinbeck was born and raised in nearby Salinas, California, but his family often visited Monterey, and Steinbeck lived there as a young man while writing works such as Cannery Row. In revisiting Steinbeck’s home country, we hear from Diana Garcia, an award-winning poet and California native. Steinbeck is a literary hero to Garcia, but the two writers differ over the changes that have come to California—and on whether it’s possible to go home again.

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