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    1. nicspir : cucinanicolina 64 months ago | reply

      I love Steinbeck and I love this book -- though I think my very favorite book of his, and ever, is "Sweet Thursday." Definitely desert-island reading.

    2. kimbrlymay 64 months ago | reply

      p & p. I wasn't sure til you said "pick out pieces." then it was obvious. any page can draw me in for hours. I can't keep it near my nightstand or it swallows up all my time.

    3. Elizabeth Taylor 64 months ago | reply

      A Prayer for Owen Meany.

      p.s. if i move to a desert island, i am taking stuff with me, especially books.

    4. jodi*mckee 64 months ago | reply

      picking just one is so hard, but mine would probably be A Trip to the Stars, by nicholas christoper. i love re-reading it.

    5. haeshu 64 months ago | reply

      whew, that would be an undertaking for sure, maybe someday. i'm putting book thief on my "recommendations by shari" list.

      nicspir, i do like sweet thursday quite a bit, but my second favorite steinbeck is "Winter of our Discontent" the only book that has ever made me sweat. holy crap.

      kim it's definitely my #2. for me p&p is all about the people and their interactions, the settings are a bit inconsequential. in east of eden, the settings are their own character, steinbeck even devotes small chapters just to the lay of the land. which gives it just the tiniest leg up in my list. tiny tiny leg up.

      oooh that's a good book too steph. i reread that last spring i think. you should take the blue couch with you.

    6. shauna | glutenfreegirl 64 months ago | reply

      oh lord, you ask hard questions. I'd have to stack them up for days and read parts and sigh over passages that strike me in the heart and laugh at others before I could narrow it down to 20 or so. and then I'd want to read them all again. and then I'd probably take one from the stack I hadn't read it.

      (but if you're going to twist my arm? it would be jane eyre. or p & p. or maybe a tree grows in brooklyn. damn, this is hard.)

      I do know that I'm pulling out east of eden again today. thanks.

    7. sara + h 64 months ago | reply

      A Prayer for Owen Meany is another one on the short list. Also, Cider House Rules. I need to read both of those again. It's bean a least a decade since I cracked either of those spines. First though, I think I need to read Pride and Prejudice which I've never read. I've never actually read ANY Jane Austen. Shocking, I know. Maybe one of hers will be "the one."

    8. haeshu 64 months ago | reply

      one people. you have to pick one.

    9. shauna | glutenfreegirl 64 months ago | reply

      all right. fine. a tree grows in brooklyn. (that's this minute, at 11:25 am, Seattle time. I reserve the right to change my mind at 11:35.)

    10. Ron Layters 64 months ago | reply

      I see you book no argument...

      Transpotting by Irvine Welsh
      (and the film didn't come close)

    11. caseybaudoin 64 months ago | reply

      really a beautiful image...

    12. It'sGreg 64 months ago | reply

      I do love Steinbeck, though I'm more a Cannery Row and Sweet Thursday sort of guy. But I think, if forced to limit myself to one book, I might go with Proust's Remembrance of Things Past, mainly because I can't imagine any other circumstance under which I'd actually read it.

      I'd also try to opt for a more forgiving desert island that allowed me to bring, oh, three things. Maybe four.

    13. peel apart 64 months ago | reply

      Hemingway's collected short stories. Does that count?

      Hope you're doing well, friend.

    14. sycamore street press [deleted] 64 months ago | reply

      i definitely need to read more steinbeck. i've read cannery row, of mice and men, and in dubious battle....and loved them all. east of eden will be next.

      as for my desert island book. hmm.....

    15. Mama Urchin 64 months ago | reply

      : Jane Eyre is definitely a sara + h book I think. Also, I love prayer for owen meany, just read that recently.

      Choosing just one is hard. I think it would have to be something thick so it would last a while. P+P is just too short. Maybe I could take the complete works of someone, Nathaniel Hawthorne maybe.

    16. sparklerose. 64 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called we were born the mutants again with laughing, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    17. lucie777 64 months ago | reply

      I love this photo! for the book, it's a tough question... Maybe "tender is the night"...

    18. insideabelljar 62 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called walking and dreaming, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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