The Long Valley - Suggestions for Further Reading
Fiorelli, Edward. "John Steinbeck." Critical Survey of Short Fiction. Vol. 6. 2nd Rev. ed. Pasadena, CA: Salem, 2001. 2233-38.
Hayashi, Tetsumaro, ed. Steinbeck's Short Stories in The Long Valley: Essays in Criticism. Vol. 15. Steinbeck Monograph Series, No. 15. Muncie, IN: John Steinbeck Society of America, English Dept., Ball State U, 1991. (Twelve essays, one on each story in The Long Valley except The Red Pony, and one an assessment of Steinbeck's career as a short story writer.
Mitchell, Marilyn L. "Steinbeck's Strong Women: Feminine Identity in the Short Stories." Short Story Criticism. Vol. 11. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1992. 221-25.