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John Steinbeck: East of Eden

Set in the rich farmland of California’s Salinas Valley, this sprawling and often brutal novel follows the intertwined destinies of two families—the Trasks and the Hamiltons—whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel. Here Steinbeck created some of his most memorable characters and explored his

Favorite Character Description

Character descriptions are important in novels, because they form the picture in our minds of what the people in our stories look like, walk like, talk like, how they feel about things, etc etc etc. However, a good character description is such an integral part of the story, that you don’t even realize you’ve read

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Happy May Day! It’s a gorgeous morning, the sky is blue, the trees are flowering… Goddamn flowering trees. I hate them. My husband and I both have horrible allergies and have been miserable the last few days. …they sure are pretty! Today starts the beginning of Tee’s May Book Challenge, which I introduced yesterday. We
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