Books To Base Your Life on (The Reading List) – huntwyre.comSusan Shillinglaw's new book On Reading "The Grapes of Wrath" provides readers with a new appreciation for the American classic and John Steinbeck's craft, and it's just in time for the book's 75th anniversary. Why this might be so is a question to ask in this 75th anniversary year of The Grapes of Wrath. Reasons for his popularity abound. His prose is supple--muscular and melodic. Early on, he fixed his gaze on the marginalized and dispossessed, conveying a palpable empathy for ordinary folk who speak a robust and earthy American idiom.
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Books can be incredibly powerful. They have the ability to suck us in, take us on adventures, and influence the way we think. They can teach us, move us, give us new perspectives, and help shape us. And the most powerful ones change our lives forever. I asked my Business Insider colleagues to share the one book that has significantly influenced them.