2010 0-7734-3745-6 This book is the first study on the respected Steinbeck scholar Roy Simmonds. It
examines the rise of an unknown, unlettered boy to a giant in Steinbeck studies. Lynch gives an overview of Simmonds life interspersed with tributes from some of the most well-known scholars in the field.
2012 0-7734-2938-3 Robinson Jeffers was considered one of the most important American poets of the early 20th century, yet the story behind his family life has not been told from his son’s perspective. How he managed to remain a prolific poet while raising a family is the topic of this book, along with anecdotes about the famous and influential literary, artistic, and creative figures who frequently visited the Jeffers household near Big Sur, California.
2009 0-7734-4662-1 This study examines the educational, professional and social similarities in the backgrounds of John Steinbeck and James Dean. Both men struggled with the intellectual limits of small towns, and difficult relations with their parents.