East of Eden

by John Steinbeck

4.4/5

‘There is only one book to a man’ Steinbeck wrote of East of Eden. Set in the rich farmland of the Salinas Valley, California, this powerful, often brutal novel, follows the interwined destinies of two families – the Trasks and the Hamiltons – whose generations hopelessly re-enact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel.

“And now that you don't have to be perfect, you can be good.”

John Steinbeck, East of Eden