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The grapes of wrath

by:Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968

The story of a farm family's Depression-era journey from the Dustbowl of Oklahoma to the California migrant labor camps in search of a better life.

Editions:1342  Date:1900 - 2017  Genre(s):Historical fiction, Historical fiction, Historical fiction, Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction


Of mice and men

by:Steinbeck, John

"They are an unlikely pair: George is "small and quick and dark of face"; Lennie, a man of tremendous size, has the mind of a young child. Yet they have formed a "family," clinging together in the face of loneliness and alienation. Laborers in California's dusty vegetable fields, they hustle work when they can, living a hand-to-mouth existence. For George and Lennie have a plan: to own an acre of land and a shack they can call their own. When they land jobs on a ranch in the Salinas Valley, the fulfillment of their dream seems to be within their grasp. But even George cannot guard Lennie from the provocations of a flirtatious woman, nor predict the consequences of Lennie's unswerving obedience to the things George taught him"-- Provided by publisher.

Editions:624  Date:1935 - 3193  Genre(s):Western stories, Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction


East of Eden

by:Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968

This sprawling and often brutal novel, set in the rich farmlands of California's Salinas Valley, 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.

Editions:543  Date:1900 - 2017  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Historical fiction, Historical fiction, Historical fiction


Island of the Blue Dolphins

by:O'Dell, Scott, 1898-1989

Records the courage and self-reliance of an Indian girl who lived alone for eighteen years on an isolated island off the California coast.

Editions:323  Date:1960 - 2016  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Juvenile works, Action and adventure fiction, Action and adventure fiction


The Joy Luck Club

by:Tan, Amy

In 1949, four Chinese women--drawn together by the shadow of their past--begin meeting in San Francisco to play mah jong, invest in stocks and "say" stories. They call their gathering the Joy Luck Club--and forge a relationship that binds them for more than three decades. A celebrated novel in the tradition of Alice Adams and Margaret Atwood from the bestselling author of The Kitchen God's Wife.

Editions:305  Date:1980 - 2016  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction


The red pony

by:Steinbeck, John

The classic story of a boy's journey to manhood under the joys and hardships of ranch life.

Editions:392  Date:1900 - 2017  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Bildungsromans, Bildungsromans, Western stories, Bildungsromans, Juvenile works


Cannery row

by:Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968

Vividly depicts the colorful, sometimes disreputable, inhabitants of a run-down area in Monterey, California.

Editions:432  Date:1937 - 2017  Genre(s):Love stories, Romance fiction, Romance fiction, Western stories, Western fiction


Martin Eden

by:London, Jack, 1876-1916

The semiautobiographical story of an impoverished seaman who pursues, obsessively and aggressively, dreams of education and literary fame.

Editions:820  Date:1900 - 2019  Genre(s):Autobiographical fiction, Bildungsromans, Autobiographical fiction, Autobiographical fiction

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The octopus : a story of California

by:Norris, Frank, 1870-1902

"Deals with the war between the wheat grower and the railroad trust."

Editions:369  Date:1900 - 2018  Genre(s):Didactic fiction, Didactic fiction, Didactic fiction, Railroad stories, Allegories

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Tortilla flat

by:Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968

In the shabby district called Tortilla Flat above Monterey, California lives a gang whose exploits compare to those of King Arthur's knights.

Editions:667  Date:1900 - 2015  Genre(s):Western stories, Western fiction, Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction


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