The Grapes of Wrath...,towards the end, after finally reaching California and being mistreated down near Bakersfield, they move north into Tulare County to Linnell Camp (near Visalia) where a county agent checks in on them to be sure they are being treated well...,my Dad was one of those agents back during those hard times.
Six Tips on Writing from John Steinbeck. "Abandon the idea that you are ever going to finish. Lose track of the 400 pages and write just one page for each day, it helps. Then when it gets finished, you are always surprised."
Wouldn't this make a great alternative poster for Watership Down, too? | Love this "Of Mice and Men" cover