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Again set in California, the story follows the son of a prosperous farmer. He comes to believe that a tree embodies his father’s spirit, and he shares his prosperity with his brothers and the rest of his family.
Somehow a brother kills the tree and brings disease and famine to the farm
What makes this book stand out?
The description of a family's fight with the inevitable forces of nature.
Read it for
The sheer belief and willpower of a family and the small things on which it hinges. The work is incredibly stark of a rationale and delves into superstition and faith.
Don't read it for
Set in California again, this is not a book you read if you want a change of scenery from the usual books of Steinbeck.