Good morning! Today is Day Six of Banned Books Week, and I’m back with one of my favorite books of all time: The Grapes of Wrath!
Of course I’d have to address this book! In fact, I’m sure you were expecting it. When my own book takes place in the same era and also addresses victims of the Dust Bowl, how could I possibly not shout out to Steinbeck, the Joad family, and all Okies out there?!
But first, a disclaimer: By mentioning The Grapes of Wrath alongside my own novel, The Edge of Nowhere, I am in no way making comparisons. Though my novel is set during the same era and was, in many ways, inspired by Steinbeck’s novel, there is just no comparison. Nobody could compare to Steinbeck. He was a master at his craft. He seemed to intuitively understand human nature, and all of his…
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