it certainly was!
by Linda Sanchez
(Las Cruces NM USA)
John Steinbeck's descriptions in "The Grapes of Wrath" were so eloquent that it was easy to establish a mental image of every character in the 1930's California landscape. In my mind's eye, I saw the Joad family and the poverty-stricken migrant camps they lived in as clearly if I were their next-door neighbor. The Joads were an uneducated farm family, who suffered tremendous setbacks on their journey to a better way of life, but they never lost their dignity or their will to go on. Steinbeck's narrative showed downtrodden people who were broke but not broken.
I knew about the Depression Era from history books, but it never seemed real until I read this book. I recommend that you read it when you have time to spare. Once you start, you won't be able to put the book down until you've read it all!
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