Coming in July: Short Stories From John Steinbeck’s Life

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Steinbeck: The Untold Stories, a book of short stories by Steve Hauk based on the life of John Steinbeck, will be published by on July 22. The first print project undertaken by the website, it is the product of a two-year collaboration between Hauk—a playwright in Pacific Grove, California—and Caroline Kline, a Monterey artist with a flair for illustration and a feel for John Steinbeck, whose affinity for art and artists began when he was growing up in the Salinas Valley and eventually extended to Europe. Earlier versions of four of the short stories have appeared online at All sixteen feature original art work by Kline inspired by Hauk’s fictional rendering of dramatic episodes—some real, others imagined—from Steinbeck’s storied life in Salinas, Pacific Grove, New York, and beyond.

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  1. Wendy Howe says:

    This is great news. I can’t wait to read all the stories by the talented Steve Hauk!

  2. Sally Wirtel says:

    Congratulations Steve. I’ll be anxiously awaiting for July 22nd. This is only the beginning for you my dear classmate. Can’t think of anyone more deserving.

  3. Herb Behrens says:

    Where can we buy Mr. Hauk’s book?

  4. Wonderful news on two fronts. ventures into a new venue of print products and we get to read and appreciate the thoughts and insights of the very talented and knowledgeable Steve Hauk. More insight for the social ecology of John Steinbeck will appear in these stories if my early reading is any indication.

  5. Finally, the turning into….. The developement of grand spaces of time, timely.


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