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The Longest 100 pages ever...

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck is the longest 100 pages I have ever read. 431 more words

Nature Writers for Earth Day

My writing practice began with love for nature writers. Rachel Carson in particular seized my imagination with her ability to combine science and lyrical language. No one in my view achieved what she was able to do–immerse readers in nature. 470 more words


John Steinbeck says:

“Men do change, and change comes like a little wind that ruffles the curtains at dawn, and it comes like the stealthy perfume of wildflowers hidden in the grass.”

John Steinbeck - East of Eden - Thoughts


East of Eden by John Steinbeck is one the most magnificent novels I have ever read. Majestic yet fluid, it flows and as a stream, it takes you on a journey you will never forget. 218 more words


The Pearl

John Steinbeck


First Sentence:     Kino awakened in the near dark.

Back of the book:

‘In the town they tell the story of the great pearl – how it was found and how it was lost again. 75 more words


The Red Pony

“The Red Pony” by John Steinbeck
(First publication: 1933 / This edition: Penguin Books 2016)
Taken during brunch and a coffee break at Case Study café
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Sad And Beautiful

The Land Turtle

In chapter three of The Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck describes dry vacant land along the highway, grasses and weeds, ants, grasshoppers and sow bugs, “…like little armadillos.” But the land turtle has the starring role in this chapter. 508 more words