Delve into a tale of good vs. evil in Oprah's Book Club pick, East of Eden by John Steinbeck.
Click on Steinbeck's maternal family members' names to learn more about the real life characters in 'East of Eden.'
Set in landscape of Steinbeck's childhood, location is a major theme in East of Eden. Listen to Oprah read the opening passage of East of Eden as you explore Steinbeck's Salinas Valley.
Cut off from his sons by bitter divorce, Steinbeck used innovative methods to engage and connect with his readers in East of Eden.
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