Of Mice and Men Author:John Steinbeck Travelling across America in search of who you are- now they do it on cycles, in cars, by bus or in the time honored tradition of foot and thumb. The wanderers of today may wear their hair long and speak a different jargon, but their trip is one that men (and women) have taken for as long as this country has been pushing at its frontiers.
This is one of my favorite American classics. Sure it ends on a very sad note, but it is still a book that deserves its place in the halls of literature canon. I love sharing it with students too because their reactions are usually very strong. There are no passive readers of this story, just listeners who didn't care to listen or readers who didn't really read.