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From the Library – Classic Book Discussion Group is Dusting Off John Steinbeck’s “The Grapes of Wrath” for March 2022

John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath is a favorite of English teachers everywhere, and it’s been chosen by our Classic Book Discussion Group as their selection for March 2022:

BOOK DESCRIPTION: First published in 1939, Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize–winning epic of the Great Depression chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and tells the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joads, driven from their homestead and forced to travel west to the promised land of California. Out of their trials and their repeated collisions against the hard realities of an America divided into haves and have-nots evolves a drama that is intensely human yet majestic in its scale and moral vision.

An in-person discussion of The Grapes of Wrath will be held on Thursday, March 31, at 3:00 PM. If you’d like to attend, please register now through our Event Calendar

Copies of The Grapes of Wrath are currently available on our 1st Floor on the Book Discussion Shelf (just behind our New Books shelves). You can also borrow a digital copy through Overdrive/Libby as an ebook or as an audiobook.

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