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The Grapes of Wrath
The Grapes of Wrath | John Steinbeck
The Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression, a book that galvanizedand sometimes outragedmillions of readers.First published in 1939, Steinbecks Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and tells the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joadsdriven from their homestead and forced to travel west to the promised land of California. Out of their trials and their repeated collisions against the hard realities of an America divided into Haves and Have-Nots evolves a drama that is intensely human yet majestic in its scale and moral vision, elemental yet plainspoken, tragic but ultimately stirring in its human dignity.A portrait of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless, of one mans fierce reaction to injustice, and of one womans stoical strength, the novel captures the horrors of the Great Depression and probes into the very nature of equality and justice in America.At once a naturalistic epic, captivity narrative, road novel, and transcendental gospel, Steinbecks powerful landmark novel is perhaps the most American of American Classics.This Centennial edition, specially designed to commemorate one hundred years of Steinbeck, features french flaps and deckle-edged pages.For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust theseries to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-datetranslations by award-winning translators.
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Kshakal
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻📚 4w
OriginalCyn620 🙌🏻📚😊 4w
ImperfectCJ This is such a great novel! It's only become more resonant for me as I've grown older. 3w
Kshakal @ImperfectCJ I should reread it as an adult!! 3w
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Andrew65
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I loved Grapes Of Wrath and was amazed to find out it had been banned and burnt! What is wrong with people!

‘In August 1939, by a vote of 4 to 1, the board approved a resolution banning The Grapes of Wrath from county libraries and schools‘

http://bbark.deepforestproductions.com/column/2012/08/12/banned-books-awareness-...

#BannedBooks #GratefulReads

ljuliel In the first place, the book was very good ✨. I wasn‘t alive during those years, but I highly doubt it was a matter of missing one paycheck so you couldn‘t buy Cheetos and Budweiser that pay. It was probably a horrible , long, rough time to get through. Would I cuss ? Yep . I wouldn‘t skip down the road singing like Mary Poppins. I read it long ago, and the main thing that stuck with me was the freaky weird ending with Rose of Sharon...Odd. 1mo
Andrew65 @ljuliel Read it so long ago that i‘ve forgotten the ending. Possibly 30 years ago. 😳 1mo
ljuliel Yea, it‘s been pretty long here too. The ending sorta stuck with me all this time. I get why he wrote it, I think. It was just a bit 😯😮😲😳 1mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Wow!!! I didn‘t know that!!! 1mo
Andrew65 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Shocking and what is about burning books! I just return mine to the library! 😂 @ljuliel 1mo
Lcsmcat And now it‘s required reading in many high schools. 1mo
Andrew65 @Lcsmcat How tones change. I also love this one which I think is used in schools too. 1mo
OriginalCyn620 I don‘t think I ever knew this one was banned! 1mo
Andrew65 @OriginalCyn620 Amazing what books were banned. 1mo
Tamra What? Why?? 1mo
Andrew65 @Tamra I know, totally crazy! 1mo
Tamra Thanks for posting the article! 1mo
EadieB Imagine banning Grapes of Wrath. Crazy! 1mo
Andrew65 @EadieB 😮😡 (edited) 4w
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keepingupwiththepenguins
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The Grapes Of Wrath feels timeless, because the more things change, the more they stay the same. We can all find something familiar in a story about automation, and climate change, and the feelings of powerlessness and fear they inspire. Save for a few technological advancements, I would completely believe that this was a contemporary novel set in the present day. Full review: http://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/the-grapes-of-wrath-john-steinbeck/

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Kimberlone
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In honor of #bannedbooksweek. These are all books I have loved and taught throughout the years.

britt_brooke 😍 3mo
kspenmoll 🙌🏻🙌🏻 3mo
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ginganinja
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1. I know it's a classic but it's soooooo much longer than it needs to be! And a whole chapter about a turtle crossing the road!? Come on!
2. This is a tough one, but I'll go with Parks and Rec.
3. Lucky Charms and scrambled eggs with pepper Jack cheese.
4. Central
5. Blue Crawdads 🤣

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Aimeesue
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There you go - The Grapes of Wrath with the pretty, pretty cover. I was wrong, though, it‘s not a 1950s edition, it‘s 1939. Second printing before publication for distribution in Canada. Virtually worthless, but I love it anyway.

saresmoore The virtually worthless ones are my favorites! This is a beautiful edition! 4mo
Aimeesue @saresmoore still has its original dust jacket, too, although it's a tattered mess. The spine piece finally tore out when I picked up the book, so I had to back the whole thing with Crane paper (cotton rag, so it's acid free) stuck on with acid free sheet adhesive. Now it's DEFINITELY worth nothing, but at least it won't fall apart! 😂 4mo
Aimeesue I got it at the Book Sorting, which is clearly the best volunteer gig ever.😋 4mo
rather_be_reading wow! 😻 4mo
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gilroyc
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Going to explore another classic for my audio book selection...

#audiobook #classic

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Emilymdxn
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Pickpick

Rare and impressive for a book to be both timely and timeless. Reading about the Great Depression and the lengths a family has to go through to maintain any dignity, keep their bodies going and keep themselves human was harrowing to read, particularly as the UK heads where it‘s going. Steinbeck is just an absolute master, this definitely deserves to be called a classic.

Megabooks Totally agree! 4mo
angielackswings I‘ve heard about this book, I mean to read it someday! My opinion of John Steinbeck is derived from my reading of Of Mice and Men, so I‘m looking forward to reading this one. 4mo
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Emilymdxn
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Hello all! Just got on the train to Edinburgh for some fringe goodness. Will be spending my four hour train with Steinbeck and snacks, mainly just enjoying the chance to be sitting down! Anyone else in Edinburgh for fringe??

squirrelbrain Have a fab time! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 4mo
Bklover What is fringe? Have a great time! 4mo
Emilymdxn @squirrelbrain thank you! 4mo
Emilymdxn @bklover Edinburgh Fringe Festival! It‘s the biggest theatre festival in the uk, takes place in Edinburgh the whole month of August, thousands and thousands of cheap and free theatre, comedy, circus, children‘s shows it‘s very cool! 4mo
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Emilymdxn
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Me and the Grapes of Wrath as we go into the seventh hour of train from Marseille to London. Yep it‘s long but I‘m really loving travel by train - every time I think it‘s long I remind myself how much more sustainable it is and feel better. I‘ll be very pleased to get to my bed though. Making good headway with Steinbeck which is good - this is one of those Great American Novels I never got round to but people keep saying I‘ll love

Megabooks I love it! 4mo
TrishB I love train reading 💜 4mo
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Dogearedcopy
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🎭 Inspired by characters from ‘The Grapes of Wrath‘, Octavio Solis brings the Jode legacy forward into the 21st century. William Jode, cousin of Tom Jode is an old man now, seeking the last man standing in the family. What he finds is not what he expected and, the road trip back to Oklahoma brings an inheritance of blood, sweat and, tears full circle.

#MotherRoadOSF

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Librarybelle
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A lack of #rain in the US Midwest, along with what is termed the Great Depression, is the setting for this classic. Describing the struggles those with no land and no money faced, Steinbeck chronicles one particular family in their quest to go to California, the state that may just have jobs. It‘s quite a depressing tale, but one that captures the desperation so many felt during this time. One can almost taste the dust in the air... #ayupaugust

squirrelbrain Great choice! ❤️ 4mo
Cinfhen I need to reread this book. Since reading and enjoying East of Eden, I‘d like to give Steinbeck another chance 😉 4mo
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SharonGoforth
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“...every seed armed with an appliance of dispersal...”

I 💕 John Steinbeck.

Reecaspieces This is a fantastic book 4mo
SharonGoforth @Reecaspieces It certainly is!! 4mo
Howard_L All of his that I‘ve read have been great, especially this 4mo
SharonGoforth @Howard_L Agree!! I‘m halfway through, and think it is phenomenal, not to mention how relevant it is to what‘s happening in our country today! 4mo
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Bookwormjillk
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Tonight‘s audiowalk- both kids are getting in on the action now, and the cat looks like he would like to.

Kind of want to bail on Grapes but I only have 5 hours left.

Lady_Tigana_20 Awww. The kitty looks like he has a mustache. So cute. ❤️ 4mo
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Bookwormjillk
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Scenes from today‘s #audiowalk at the playground. Made it just before the storm started. #BFCr2

Still 6 hours to go in Grapes of Wrath.

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 4mo
kspenmoll Great how you are integrating your daily life with your goals! 4mo
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Bookwormjillk
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Finishing round 2 strong, and gearing up for round 3. I‘m so happy to be feeling good again. #bfcr2

Pictured: chalk art on the wall of the neighborhood school
Listening to: The Grapes of Wrath, still

wanderinglynn Yay! So happy you joined Round 3! 🙌🏻 5mo
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Bookwormjillk
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Got my #audiowalk in today during my kids‘ track practice. I‘ve experimented with different fitness equipment over the years, but the only thing that‘s stuck are my feet and some good sneakers. I guess I should count my Fitbit too.

Reading theme of the week is finishing books I‘m in the middle of. Only 14 hours left to go in The Grapes of Wrath 🙄

#BFCr2

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 And good shoes are important! 👍🏻 5mo
twohectobooks I‘m not a runner at all but the one time I trained for a few weeks I loved how convenient it was—just get dressed and grab your shoes and go! 5mo
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mydearwatson
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My husband likes Steinbeck for some reason 😉.
#orange #colormepretty @Sweetkokoro

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KathyWheeler
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I‘m going to finish the first chapter of The Grapes of Wrath, read a little more of Checked Out, then fall asleep to The Battered Body (my eternal optimism has me thinking the main character from the Supper Club mysteries might improve.)

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Lexeegee
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Pickpick

Such a heartbreaking tale.

KathyWheeler I‘m reading East of Eden right now. I think I‘ll read this next. 5mo
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Bookwormjillk
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I wanted to post a #24B4Monday check in before bed. At the end of day 2 I finished Saved Me The Plums, and made good dents in The Grapes of Wrath, Lost City of Z, and Exit West. I‘m hoping to finish at least two of these tomorrow.

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Dogearedcopy
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Pickpick

The flight and plight of the Joads was heartbreaking and relentless— and the parallels w/21st c. issues of immigration and social justice resonate strongly.

IMHO, in the Pantheon of All-Time Great American Novels.

Still on the fence about the audiobook narrator. Nothing wrong with Dylan Baker per se but there were often times I felt he didn‘t quite hit the right note in his delivery/performance. 🎧

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Lexeegee
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“How can we live without our lives? How will we know it‘s us without our past?”

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Lexeegee
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...and soon you will be cut down and there‘ll be none of us to save you.

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Lexeegee
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I haven‘t read this in a long time. Ready to revisit this classic.

KathyWheeler I‘m reading East of Eden right now and loving it. These one needs to be my next Steinbeck read; I‘ve never read it. 6mo
Lexeegee @KathyWheeler it‘s a great book. My next favorite Steinbeck is Tortilla Flats. 6mo
KathyWheeler @Lexeegee I like Tortilla Flats too. 6mo
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Badnewsbills
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“... the power and danger of machines in private hands.”

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4thhouseontheleft
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🍇 The Grapes of Wrath
👕 turquoise
👑 The Crown
🧚‍♂️ Faeries

#friyayintro

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CoffeeNBooks
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#30JuneBooks #J is for John Steinbeck. Here is my collection of Steinbeck books.
@howjessreads

Leftcoastzen Nice collection! 6mo
Scochrane26 I‘ve never read Steinbeck & don‘t want to read grapes of wrath. I‘ve heard East of Eden is good. Which one do you suggest? I feel I should read at least one by him. 6mo
CoffeeNBooks @Scochrane26 East of Eden is really good, and Of Mice and Men is a great novella. I also really liked Cannery Row. 6mo
Coleen_Nieto @Scochrane26 I second the East of Eden suggestion! 6mo
Scochrane26 I can‘t read Of Mice and Men. Didn‘t have to read it in school but saw movie at some point & it traumatized me at the end. Will prob try east of eden or cannery row. Thanks! @CoffeeNBooks @Coleen_Nieto (edited) 6mo
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Dogearedcopy
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I always get this and ‘Of Mice and Men‘ confused 😐

I bought a pb edition last year for The Great American Reads Challenge but didn‘t get around to it. This time I‘ve decided to tackle the audio edition 🎧

Curiouser_and_curiouser Have you read Of Mice and Men? 6mo
Dogearedcopy Yes, I‘ve read both the tagged book and ‘Of Mice and Men‘ but so long ago, they had blended into a Steinbeck Universe in my head! 6mo
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atblakemore
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The land is so much more than its analysis.

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Andrea313
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Giving my last in a series of lectures on The Grapes of Wrath in this beautiful space! #seemoreopera #thegrapesofwrath #artseducation

wanderinglynn That‘s a gorgeous space! 7mo
Andrea313 @wanderinglynn Yes, I agree. It's the Detroit Opera House, and I couldn't love it more! 7mo
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megzlynn
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“A large drop of sun lingered on the horizon and then dripped over and was gone, and the sky was brilliant over the spot where it had gone, and a torn cloud, like a bloody rag, hung over the spot of its going. And dusk crept over the sky from the eastern horizon, and darkness crept over the land from the east.”

TheDaysGoBy Gorgeous pic! 7mo
Christinak Wow! What a great quote - with a great pic! ❤️🌅 7mo
BooknerdsLife Beautiful 😍💖 7mo
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Cortg Perfect!
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CouronneDhiver ❤️👍🏽 7mo
Blaire 😍 7mo
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Reviewsbylola
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My April total was 11 books.

6 physical books
3 ebooks
2 audiobooks

Standouts were definitely The Grapes of Wrath, Miracle Creek, and The Circus Fire.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Well done! 📖💖 7mo
Megabooks I love Grapes. It‘s one of my favorite classics! 7mo
Reviewsbylola I think I liked East of Eden more but I‘m rereading it soon so we‘ll see if that still holds true. @Megabooks 7mo
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Reviewsbylola
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#closetome is my nightstand. It usually looks like this—stacks and a bin of books, my current read, and some other necessities. Missing is my eye mask (my kids are always grabbing it and losing it) and my kindle.

#anglophileapril

Cinfhen I don‘t remember Grapes being such a chunkster 😳😱 8mo
Reviewsbylola It is. 530 pages. I really like it though so it‘s flying by. Should be finishing it tonight! @Cinfhen 8mo
Cinfhen Did u choose it for fun??? Im not sure I could read it again?? I found it SOOOOO DEPRESSING 8mo
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Cinfhen But then again, I was 19 8mo
Reviewsbylola It is unbelievably depressing. How do they have any kind of hope? I‘d be more like the pregnant sister who is always moping and sorry for herself. 😆 @Cinfhen 8mo
Reviewsbylola And yes, chose it for fun! @Cinfhen 8mo
EadieB @Reviewsbylola I like Steinbeck. East of Eden was a good book. I also read Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men. I went to the Steinbeck Museum in CA when my husband won a trip to Pebble Beach. He hit a hole in one at a golf course nearby and the trip was the prize. He played 3 courses and I went sightseeing! Great fun! @Cinfhen (edited) 8mo
Cinfhen Cool!! How fun @eadieb 8mo
Centique @EadieB I love East of Eden. Grapes is so good but yup, so hard on the heart I reckon @Cinfhen And I went to that museum last year when I visited the US 😍 8mo
EadieB @Centique Very cool! Did you see the Mexican workers in the fields on the way to the museum? It reminded me of what he wrote in his books about them. @cinfhen @Reviewsbylola 8mo
Reviewsbylola East of Eden and MoM are two favorites of mine. @EadieB @Centique I didn‘t realize there was a museum! 8mo
Cinfhen I‘d be curious to read EoE @Centique @EadieB @Reviewsbylola assuming it‘s no chunkster!!!! 8mo
EadieB @Cinfhen it is a bit of a chunkster but it is such a good story! Also a great movie! (edited) 8mo
Centique @Cinfhen totally a chunkster 😂😂😂 8mo
Centique @EadieB we drove up from LA and although I didn‘t see workers I saw lots of farms and oil fields which set the scene for sure. 8mo
Cinfhen That‘s probably why I haven‘t read it... maybe I‘ll suggest it to my bookclub for our big summer read @Centique @EadieB 8mo
EadieB @Reviewsbylola Checkout Steinbeck.org 8mo
EadieB @Centique I bet you went through Gilroy where all the garlic is grown. You couldn‘t miss the smell of Garlic. 8mo
Centique @EadieB oh yes we did! 😄 because we went to San Jose too. (edited) 8mo
BiblioLitten Interesting cover. 💕 8mo
Mdargusch I love your bin of books. 😁 8mo
Reviewsbylola The bin has been there for a year now but brian finally noticed it the other day and asked when I bought it. 😆 @Mdargusch 8mo
Mdargusch Ha! Sounds like something your dad would say. 8mo
emilyhaldi EoE sounds like another buddy read 🤗🤗🤗 @Cinfhen it‘s been staring at me from my shelf for way too long! 8mo
emilyhaldi @Reviewsbylola what‘s with the janky sock?? 8mo
Cinfhen Ooooooohhhhh, let‘s do it @emilyhaldi bc IRL bookclub shot me down. They all read it already but not interested in a reread. 8mo
emilyhaldi @Cinfhen yesss, this will totally motivate me to finally pick it up 🙃 my buddy read schedule is wide open (yours maybe not so much??) So you just tell me when! 8mo
Cinfhen I need to pick up the book and it‘s a chunky but I‘d be up for reading it over the summer @emilyhaldi what do u think?? Would summer work??? 8mo
Reviewsbylola I like to keep warm socks nearby in case my feet get cold in the night. 😆 @emilyhaldi I‘m keeping it real here. 8mo
Reviewsbylola I‘d be in, I want to reread it! @Cinfhen @emilyhaldi 8mo
Cinfhen How about you @Mdargusch summer read of East of Eden???? 8mo
Mdargusch Sure! I love buddy reads to get me through the chunksters. Otherwise I don‘t have the motivation to read them. @Cinfhen @emilyhaldi @Reviewsbylola I actually read this about 10 years ago with my IRL book club but I forget it 🤪 (edited) 8mo
Cinfhen Yay!!! Another Dargusch Family buddy read!!!! Let‘s hope I don‘t bail, so far my track record sucks @emilyhaldi @Mdargusch @Reviewsbylola 😂 8mo
emilyhaldi Summer read it is!! @Cinfhen ☀️ 8mo
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Reviewsbylola
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I‘ve never read this classic before. 200 pages in and I love it, for the most part. Tonight‘s #bathandbook include (as per usual) a Lush bomb and a sheet mask.

LauraJ One of my favorites...cool cover on your copy! 9mo
candority I haven‘t read this one yet, but Steinbeck wrote one of my favourite classics: 9mo
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megzlynn
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Spring wildflowers always make me sentimental. It might be time to sit outside and read an old favorite.

Book_Gobbler Not a bad thought. Perfect time of year to pick this up again. 📖 9mo
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Justbtzioni
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John Steinbeck's ability to write in( what I refer to as) an impressionist style comes to the fore in this book. The book is an amazing critique of the American industrial revolution and its effect on the family unit of the working class. There are so many ways to dissect this work of art that this blurb cannot do it justice.

Put this in your must read list

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rmaclean4
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Some days you just have to stop reading the 3 other books you are in the middle of and read a classic!! Forgotten how philosophical this beauty is. I can't help thinking of refugees and California being the U.S. this book is timeless

Crinoline_Laphroaig I from Oklahoma. I never understood why Grapes of Wrath wasn't required reading in school here. Instead I had to read dreadful Lord of the Flies. 🤢 It's been ages since I've read Grapes of Wrath. Need to revisit it. 9mo
rmaclean4 It is well worth a reread!! I agree that it should be required reading. 9mo
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Cortg
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This week is Tech Week for the high school musical, West Side Story! My daughter is at school at 7:30am and picked up at 9pm. She was hesitant to ask me about getting her the audio book for The Grapes if Wrath since she‘s falling behind. I hooked her up! Downloaded Libby, showed her how to speed it up and set the timer so she can listen at bedtime. I was shocked to see it‘s 21 hours long, wow! I should probably read it in the near future.

Bookwormjillk Go mom! 9mo
Cortg @Bookwormjillk Yep! Feeling like a super hero! 🦸🏼‍♀️ 9mo
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kitteh_reads
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Panpan

Read this for my book club, and I hated every second. I'm probably one of the few people who found this book tedious and frustrating. My problem was not with the topic, I just felt the way it was written was difficult to follow and almost maniac at times. I couldn't follow who was speaking and the ending! The ending was not an ending! What happened to the family?! #tedious #neveragain #imsorry 😔

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Qpri
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Experiment gone awry! 😫 Thankfully, John Steinbeck awaits at home 🤓📖📚

tournevis Agh! *Hugs* Contamination? Expiration of samples? Fault in equipment? 10mo
Qpri Thanks @tournevis Bad samples and an exciting experiment- a terrible combination! 10mo
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squirrelbrain
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#timbittunes
#wheatkings

Steinbeck novels often seem to be about agricultural workers / families.....

@Cinfhen @TheKidUpstairs

TheKidUpstairs Love me some Steinbeck! 10mo
Cinfhen Littens are blowing me away today...such clever posts!!! 10mo
Reviewsbylola Steinbeck 😍😍 10mo
JennyM 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 10mo
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Leannr
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Such a truly moving story, and so relevant. I had heard the title many times but had never read the book. In beautifully casual dialogue and poetic description unfolds the story of a family forced from their farm land by a large corporation, and their subsequent migration to California in search of a promised new life. Poverty, hunger and loss accompany the Joads as they adapt to a nomad existence that they had never sought.

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Linda_Bloodworth_Author Great book! 11mo
JoScho @Linda_Bloodworth_Author yes! I haven‘t read it since high school though. 11mo
Linda_Bloodworth_Author @JoScho The classics never go out of style. 😉 11mo
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erista
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Starting my extra day off with this book and my boys.

CoffeeNBooks Great book! John Steinbeck is one of my favorite authors! 11mo
Zelma Super cute! 11mo
erista @CoffeeNBooks He‘s quickly becoming a favorite of mine. 11mo
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erista @Zelma 😊 Thanks! 11mo
Dragon 😻 11mo
CatLass007 😻😻😻😻😻 11mo
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Leannr
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Starting 'em young 🙌🏻

SilversReviews ♥️ ♥️ 11mo
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thebookishtype15
The Grapes of Wrath | John Steinbeck
Panpan

I didnt like this book in high school and I dont think I could like it now

Simona I didn‘t read it in high school, but now when I‘m in my adult phase - I ♥️ it. 😘 12mo
thebookishtype15 Maybe I'll try it again but I'm not a big classics person. 😋 12mo
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Grapes of Wrath | John Steinbeck
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I first read this some thirty years ago and loved it. This reread was for an American bestsellers project, and I'm pleased to find it just as powerful as the first time. A few things have changed: I'm less optimistic about the politics, the closing image is much creepier, and jeez but a lot of animals die in random road accidents what's up with that? But still: wow guys you gotta read this.

CoffeeNBooks Great book! I love John Steinbeck! 13mo
nu-bibliophile I haven't read that book since AP Lit class in high school and I loved it then. Great book! 13mo
Tamra That is good to know - sometimes I‘m afraid to reread. 13mo
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swynn @CoffeeNBooks Me too! I read through most all of his work in my twenties but haven't revisited him for ages. I ought to do an East of Eden reread. 13mo
swynn @nu-bibliophile Yay for Grapes of Wrath love! 13mo
swynn @Tamra You ought to give it a try, Tamra! 13mo
CoffeeNBooks @swynn I just reread East of Eden a few months ago! 13mo
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The Grapes of Wrath | John Steinbeck
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