Of Mice and Men Author:John Steinbeck (Hardcover) — "A Thriller, a gripping tale.... that you will not set down until it is finished. Steinbeck has touched the quick."- The New York Times — They are an unlikely pair; George is "small and quick and dark of face"; Lennie, a man of tremendous size, has the mind of a young child. Yet they have formed a "family", clinging together in the f... more »ace of loneliness and alienation.
Laborers in California's dusty vegetable fields, they hustle work when they can, living a hand-to-mouth existence. For George and Lennie have a plan; to own an acre of land and a shack they can call their own. When they land jobs on a ranch in the Salinas Valley, the fulfillment of their dream seems to be within their grasp. But even George cannot guard Lennie from the provocations of a flirtatious woman, nor predict the consequences of Lennie's unswerving obedience to the things George taught him.« less