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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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Book Thoughts rated it 2 months ago
Another solid read from Steinbeck. This novella looks at a simple town that is conquered by an enemy and then the interactions between the conquerors and the conquered. It is basically a basic character study of how people and groups would behaving in this situation. It was interesting but not neces...
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Book Thoughts rated it 2 months ago
Despite the overall negative reaction to this novella, I genuinely enjoyed the read. I am a big fan of Steinbeck, and I think in these short stories he is able to accurately portray what life would be like on an isolated farm for a young boy. The overall tone of the stories is rather dark - no happy...
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mattries37315 rated it 3 months ago
Belief in things seen and unseen is different for everyone, yet how one acts on that belief has ramifications to others and yourself. To a God Unknown by John Steinbeck follows newly arrived Joseph Wayne has he begins a family ranch believing his father’s spirit inhabits a tree that protects the la...
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Book Thoughts rated it 6 months ago
Loved this book! I can't believe I had not read this before. I am a big fan of Steinbeck but had not read any of his non-fiction work until this book. The writing is outstanding, humorous, and educational in the sense that I learned a great deal about America in 1960. Highly recommended to anyon...
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Reading Slothfully rated it 10 months ago
My spouse heard a piece of music on the radio by Aaron Copeland that had apparently been composed for a movie version of Steinbeck's novella. Well, I'd never heard of this book, so naturally, when I discovered my library had a copy I could snag, I downloaded it. Basically, this is a series of four s...
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