Set during the Great Depression, the novel focuses on a poor family of sharecroppers, the Joads, driven from their home by drought, economic hardship, and changes in the agriculture industry. In a nearly hopeless situation, they set out for California's Central Valley along with thousands of other "Okies" in search of land, jobs, and dignity.

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It is referred to by these books...

Naked
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This Book refers to The Grapes of Wrath written by John Steinbeck
David writes about living in San Francisco with his friend Veronica. He recalls the day when Veronica set down her copy of 'The Grapes of Wrath' and announced that the two of them should move to Oregon to be migrant workers in an apple orchard. (p. 160)

The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland
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This Book refers to The Grapes of Wrath written by John Steinbeck
Two of the families stranded in Gander, chose to rent a van to drive back to the United States, rather than take a flight once airspace was re-opened. The two families with all their luggage is described as looking like the Joad family from 'The Grapes of Wrath'. (Page 183)

It is referred to by these television episodes...

New Girl:
Season:  2  / Episode:  9 
Eggs

This Television Episode refers to The Grapes of Wrath written by John Steinbeck
Jess refers to her uterus as the Grapes of Wrath.

The Simpsons:
Season:  6  / Episode:  2 
Lisa's Rival

This Television Episode refers to The Grapes of Wrath written by John Steinbeck
Nelson's diorama is designed to be the story of 'The Grapes of Wrath'.

The Michael J. Fox Show:
Season:  1  / Episode:  1 
Pilot

This Television Episode refers to The Grapes of Wrath written by John Steinbeck
Eve makes a video project comparing the book The Grapes of Wrath, to her father returning to work.

The Simpsons:
Season:  1  / Episode:  11 
The Crepes of Wrath

This Television Episode refers to The Grapes of Wrath written by John Steinbeck
The title of the episode is a parody of the Book, "The Grapes of Wrath".

The Office:
Season:  8  / Episode:  11 
Trivia

This Television Episode refers to The Grapes of Wrath written by John Steinbeck
This book was references in one of the questions during the trivia content.

How I Met Your Mother:
Season:  2  / Episode:  1 
Where Were We?

This Television Episode refers to The Grapes of Wrath written by John Steinbeck
Barney's speech about how he, Marshall, and Ted are going to womanize together is a callback to Tom Joad's speech at the end of The Grapes of Wrath.

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The Grapes of Wrath

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This Movie is based on The Grapes of Wrath written by John Steinbeck
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It is referred to by these television commercials...

The Michael J. Fox Show Commercial

This Television Commercial refers to The Grapes of Wrath written by John Steinbeck
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