Books East of Eden by John Steinbeck Paperback, 601 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $17 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleEast of EdenAuthorJohn Steinbeck Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary The biblical account of Cain and Abel is echoed in the history of two generations of the Trask family in California. Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Also by John Steinbeck The Grapes of Wrath Travels With Charley Steinbeck in Vietnam Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about East of Eden Read Any Good Books? 'East of Eden' by John Steinbeck September 18, 2006 Monica, who listens to KPBS in San Diego, says Steinbeck's saga is one of those books you're "supposed" to read that is actually worth making an effort for.