Tag Archives: The Grapes of Wrath

The Humbling of the Olive Farmers

by cheri sabraw One of the images that blackens the literary sky of The Grapes of Wrath occurs before the wandering Joads even reach the “Promised Land” of California. First, Tom Joad crushes a grasshopper on the dashboard of the truck whose … Continue reading

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Rose of Sharon and Teresa Vega

  by cheri block The Economist’s Andreas Kluth is a master storyteller and in the Christmas issue on newsstands this week, he tells the troubling but inspiring story of the Vega family. It is tough to read, especially for those … Continue reading

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