The Pastures of Heaven
With An Introduction and Notes by James NagelBook - 2001
In these twelve interrelated stories, John Steinbeck's beautifully rendered descriptions reveal the small yet fateful moments that transform ordinary lives. Among the industrious, enduring inhabitants of Pastures of Heaven are- Bert Munroe of Battle farm, who believes himself cursed; Edward Wicks, the over-protective father, destined for disappointment; the mysterious 'unfinished' child found in a bush; and Helen Van Deventer, who endures whatever fate throws her way. As the individual dramas unfold, Steinbeck movingly portrays the disintegration of a community as one family's insensitivity and misguided behaviour erode the harmony and dreams which once formed the foundation of all their lives.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2001, 1932
Branch Call Number: FIC STEIN J