To paraphrase Mark Twain, history may not repeat itself, but it does rhyme. Our current featured book is Looking Forward, in which a newly elected President, Franklin D. Roosevelt, laid out his ideas on the role of government in the complex US economy. A must read in light of current events. The Grey Parrot has a rare, 1933 first edition. Article
John Steinbeck (1902-1968) is one of the most popular American authors of the twentieth century. His work, which reflects his youth in Salinas California, is known for his portrayals of flawed, lower class characters facing troubled times by leaning on each other. This style is epitomized by his Pulitzer Prize winning epic The Grapes of Wrath (1939). In total he wrote 16 novels, six non-fiction books, and 3 collections of short stories. Steinbeck went on to win the 1962 Nobel Prize for Literature.