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. Worth Reading, Dust Bowl, Johnsteinbeck, Book Worth, John Steinbeck, Grape, Wrath, Favorite Book, High Schools
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Steinbeck was a master at letting the story have the stage. Writerly flourishes? Newp. Complex narrative structure? None of that either. Raw power? Check!
“You're bound to get ideas if you go thinkin' about stuff” ― John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath