February, when the days of winter seem endless and no amount of wistful recollecting can bring back any air of summer. – Shirley Jackson, Raising Demons
February is a short month (and a very busy month in my academic year) so I’m keeping my TBR realistically short.
East of Eden by John Steinbeck
California’s fertile Salinas Valley is home to two families whose destinies are fruitfully, and fatally, intertwined. Over the generations, between the beginning of the twentieth century and the end of the First World War, the Trasks and the Hamiltons will helplessly replay the fall of Adam and Eve and the murderous rivalry of Cain and Abel.
One book for February, surely I can manage that!