Written by John Steinbeck, Grapes of Wrath was published in 1939 and has won multiple awards through the years. Steinbeck was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1962 and this book was cited prominently.
The book was briefly banned in the Soviet Union for being 'communist propaganda'. It's not a historical novel but the story is rooted in history.
Set during the Great Depression, the story follows a poor family who are driven from their home in Oklahoma. The family then head to California, following hopes of a better life.
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