Saturday, September 08, 2007

I just finished reading The Grapes of Wrath for the first time. I'm not sure how I managed to avoid reading it before, but I'm so glad I read it now. It left me teary and shaken and grateful. Steinbeck wrote this novel with such compassion and craft, such open eyes. What a heart-wrenching book--a stark look at how our country often fails the poorest among us, and a beautiful reminder of how change can happen when people come together to help one another.

2 comments:

Kelly Spitzer said...

This is my favorite book. Hands down.

Caroline said...

Hi Gayle, I'm tagging you! (Cindy tagged me) You nave to list seven facts on your blog that you have never told anyone, and mention a few blogs of other people, and then tag them, too!

love, Caroline