Goner with the Wind

While discussing our upcoming trip to Baja.

Me: I ordered John Steinbeck's Log from the Sea of Cortez to read while we're there. Its sort of natural history account of his travels down there with another naturalist.
The guy he traveled with was the inspiration for the character Doc in that other book...
[A. is glazing over.... I persevere]...
Have you read Canterbury Row?

A: [long pause, followed by snort] Uh, CANNERY Row?
Me: uhhhh.... That's what I meant!
A: Are you sure you didn't mean For Whom the Mockingbird Tolls?
Me: ....shut up...
A: Wrath of a Salesman?
Me: Look over there! Its a kitten!

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