Katie Rodger, a celebrated academic and a critic at the Steinbeck Review, wanted to hate MONTEREY BAY sooooooo bad! She wanted to loathe it more than she's ever loathed anything! But she didn't! Miracles happen every day, kids. Every damn day.
"In Cannery Row, Steinbeck portrayed the region in all its dingy, scrappy charm. Hatton blends Steinbeck’s nostalgia with a contemporary sensibility regarding her city, examining its quirks as astutely as Ricketts once studied marine life under his microscope. In her novel, Cannery Row itself becomes a protagonist, by turns vibrant and lethargic, seedy practicality struggling up over decades to flower into international renown."
Read the entire review in High Country News