Book Discussion: Cannery Row

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For the October meeting, Charlie Hill has chosen Cannery Row, by John Steinbeck. Published in 1945, the story is set during the Great Depression. It takes place in what Steinbeck named “Cannery Row” but is really a street in Monterey, California, that was lined with sardine fisheries and canneries — a once-thriving industry. The characters interact with one another, and we are introduced to their lives — with depth, pathos and the picaresque.

The next two meetings of the Book Group that follow will be on November 2nd and December 7th at 7:00pm in the Parish Hall.

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This week: The rector shares a poem reflecting on part of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount as relayed in Matthew: “You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything, but is thrown out and trampled under foot. You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house.”

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