Excerpts for Steinbeck's Ghost

Travis looked at the stack of books on his desk. These were his new life, his real life.A Wrinkle in Time led him to the library. Which led him to Corral de Tierra, which led him toThe Pastures of Heaven, which led him to The Long Valley. And these books led him to the other mysteries that surrounded him--Gitano and the Watchers and Steinbeck's ghost--led him deeper into a world he never suspected.
Books could do that to you. When you read, the world really did change. He understood this now. You saw parts of the world you never knew existed. Books were in the world; the world was in books.