Tag Archives: John Steinbeck

The Road to Hell is Paved With Good Intentions

Pastures of Heaven by John Steinbeck; 1932; $9.95; 207 pages; Penguin Books, New York, NY; 0-14-018748-0; purchased from Amazon.com; 1/27/15-1/29/15 The Munroe family is continually trying to help the other families in their community of Pastures of Heaven, however it usually doesn’t end well.  Steinbeck has situated a valley called the Pastures of Heaven near Carmel […]

From grandpa to me

The Hour of Lead by Bruce Holbert; 2014; $25.00; 307 pages; Counterpoint, Berkeley, CA; 978-1-61902-292-8; Fiction; provided by the authors agent for review; 6/19/14-6/22/14 In a story that begins in 1918 and goes until the late 50, Bruce Holbert gives life to three people in Washington states Palouse country.  These aren’t characters these are fully formed […]

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