The Grapes of wrath by John Steinbeck

About the book Shocking and controversial when it was first published in 1939, Steinbeck's Pulitzer prize-winning epic remains his undisputed masterpiece. It tells of the Joad family who travel West in search of the promised land, and find only broken dreams. Reviewed by U3A Book Circle 3 Brilliantly written - wonderful description of characters, gripping… Continue reading The Grapes of wrath by John Steinbeck

The Shipping news by Annie Proulx

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About the book A darkly comic portrait of human life and possibility. Quoyle is a hopeless hack journalist working in New York. When his two-timing wife dies in a road accident, he retreats to his ancestral home on the coast of Newfoundland where he must confront the unpredictable forces of nature and society. Reviewed by… Continue reading The Shipping news by Annie Proulx