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John Steinbeck, author, onetime LI resident, gets Google Doodle honors

Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck wears earphones as

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The team at Google has dedicated the “Doodle” on its homepage Thursday to the late Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Steinbeck, who was born 112 years ago today.

Many people know Steinbeck for his novels, including “Of Mice and Men,” “East of Eden,” and “The Grapes of Wrath.” The latter earned him his Pulitzer in 1940. But you may not know that Steinbeck, a California native, also called...

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