The focus of the stories is the Tiflins, a farming family who live on a ranch in Steinbeck's beloved native Salinas Valley, California, with particular attention paid to their ten-year-old son Jody, as he negotiates the road to manhood and its accompanying revelations and responsibilities. All …
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