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John Steinbeck
John Steinbeck (1902-1968), winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, achieved popular success in 1935 when he published Tortilla Flat. He went on to write more than twenty-five novels, including The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men.Photo by JohnSteinbeck.JPG: US Government derivative work:... show more



John Steinbeck (1902-1968), winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, achieved popular success in 1935 when he published Tortilla Flat. He went on to write more than twenty-five novels, including The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men.Photo by JohnSteinbeck.JPG: US Government derivative work: Homonihilis (JohnSteinbeck.JPG) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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Birth date: February 27, 1902
Died: December 20, 1968
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"So it goes."
"So it goes." rated it 5 months ago
I just reread this with my nephew - a buddy read. I was reminded how much I loved this book years ago. It's a short and somewhat simple story that leaves me aching and questioning myself about ethics and morals and what, exactly, does "right or wrong" mean? Lenny is one of the most endearing figures...
jbarrett5 book reviews, etc
jbarrett5 book reviews, etc rated it 7 months ago
The Pastures of Heaven by John SteinbeckLove hearing how this book came about and how he achieved writing it.Starts in very old days of 1700's and the book explains who founded the area and who lived in the house through the centuries til Monroe's move in.Love explanations of words as they appear, i...
Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it 9 months ago
In 1919, Sherwood Anderson published a collection of short stories centering around a town. The book was called Winesburg, Ohio. It remained popular into the 1930s. Around this time, a young journalist named Elizabeth Ingels developed an idea of interconnected stories similar to Anderson's work, but...
jbarrett5 book reviews, etc
jbarrett5 book reviews, etc rated it 10 months ago
The moon is down by John SteinbeckHad no idea what this book was even about, had just seen who it was by and knew I wanted to read it.I'm often asked who I'd want to have dinner with and I would always pick John Steinbeck. Have read many of this other works and have enjoyed them.This one is about wa...
Book Thoughts
Book Thoughts rated it 11 months ago
This is a tough book to rate. I think I would give the writing 4 stars because Steinbeck is such a beautiful writer, but I would give my enjoyment of the book 2 stars. I found the story disjointed, really did not enjoy any of the characters, and there was no real buildup in the story at all. It w...
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