East Of Eden

"I believe that there is one story in the world, and only one... Humans are caught-in their lives, in their thoughts, in their hungers and ambitions, in their avarice and cruelty, and in their kindness and generosity too-in a net of good and evil... There is no other story. A man, after he has brushed off the dust and chips of his life, will have left only the hard, clean questions: Was it good or was it evil? Have I done well-or ill?"

"A novelist who is also a true poet."

(Sunday Times)

"A testament to the power of Steinbeck's storytelling: to his ferocious will to make sense of his life and his country."

(Jonathan Franzen)

"Steinbeck's writings form a photograph album of America."