On May 6, 1940, John Steinbeck is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his novel, the Grapes of Wrath.  The Grapes of Wrath is about a fictional family from Oklahoma who lose their family farm.  They move to California in search of a better life.  They face many difficulties as they spiral down into poverty.  I think of it as the quintessential novel of the Great Depression.  The Novel also won the National Book Award.  It was also an award winning film starring Henry Fonda.

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John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck

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  1. I have never read the book, but watched the movie back many years ago. The story was unsettling for me.
    Stopping in from Life & Faith in Caneyhead.

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  2. Birgit says:

    It is a very sad story and the film is so well done. That speech is one of the best

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