Can‘t believe I hadn‘t read Steinbeck before this year. An epic story of good and evil and the choice we have in the type of person we become. Found the character of Cal to be one of the most fully realized and interesting, and was drawn into the Trask and Hamilton families. Some weaknesses esp with flat portrayal of the women w/ exception of Abra. Loved Lee and the empathy he brought to all. Lots to think about.