Catholic Fiction Book Club
Join us on September 28th at 6:30pm for our online discussion.
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In his journal, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck called East of Eden “the first book,” and indeed it has the primordial power and simplicity of myth. Set in the rich farmland of California’s Salinas Valley, this sprawling and often brutal novel follows the intertwined destinies of two families—the Trasks and the Hamiltons—whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel.
The masterpiece of Steinbeck’s later years, East of Eden is a work in which Steinbeck created his most mesmerizing characters and explored his most enduring themes: the mystery of identity, the inexplicability of love, and the murderous consequences of love's absence. Adapted for the 1955 film directed by Elia Kazan introducing James Dean and read by thousands as the book that brought Oprah’s Book Club back, East of Eden has remained vitally present in American culture for over half a century.
For over eight years a poetry group has met at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle. We want to continue that connection as we go through these times of distancing!
If you would like to be part of an email group that writes or reads poetry, discusses creativity and points out books and arts events that may be nourishing to our souls, please consider joining SharingPoets@StPaul.
Click below to fnid out how to sign up, and view what we're discussing for the month of September.
Check out a few of our previous book club titles. Many of these great works are available for purchase in our store!