East of Eden
Title: East of Eden
Author: John Steinbeck
The biblical account of Cain and Abel is echoed in the history of two generations of the Trask family in California.
This sprawling and often brutal novel, set in the rich farmlands of California’s Salinas Valley, follows the intertwined destinies of two families—the Trasks and the Hamiltons—whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel.