Rediscover the World's Greatest Stories

Frank Lavallo hosts two readers and the three of them summarize the world’s greatest works of classic literature, giving their reactions along the way. If SparkNotes had an audio best friend, it would be us!

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"Cannery Row" by John Steinbeck

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Host: Frank Lavallo

Readers: Scott and Ildi Rich

Endnotes: Ted Schwartz

Author: John Steinbeck

Year of Publication: 1945

Plot: This is a collection of stories about the people of the cannery district of Monterey, California, during the Great Depression. A group of kind-hearted miscreants struggle in their attempts to throw a surprise party for their role model.

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