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|What is it about||My thoughts||Year|
(Nobel prize winner)
|THE GRAPES OF WRATH (Pulitzer Prize 1940)||The Joad family gets caught up in the low price war with the big landowners. It tells how industrialized rationalized modern agriculture radically changed the lives of thousands of Oklahoma people. Facing nothing, the Joads decide to look for work in California. With a handbill as their only evidence of the need for workers, the family sets out on Route 66.|
Steinbeck recounts a life of many people who suffered through the Great Depression in the 1930s. This novel tells very authentically the situation of migrant workers in the USA at that time.
|I get a very deep connection with all family member of the Joads throught the story. This book teachs us humility. Through all suffering the Joads always try to make the best of all. The hope was always there. The hope of people never die.||1938|
|The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream |
(More than 225 million people read this book! Bestseller in 74 countries!)
|An inspiring story of the young shepherd Santiago. He follows his heart to find the treasure from his dreams.|
With a blend of folklore, spirituality and realism, his most famous work conveys life’s wisdoms with a lightness of feather.
|This novel really inspired me. The story is fluid and surprises with sudden twists. With its depth of life whiteness, I will read this novel a second time.||1988|