Just Finished: Of Mice and Meni by John Steinbeck, 1937, 055327824X (1975 paperback edition).
Pretty good novel. I'm not sure if I have read any other Steinbeck novels, maybe The Red Pony.
I was impressed how Steinbeck had nothing superfluous in the book. He was succinct and to the point with really well done descriptions of the terrain and ranch of the setting. Everything that happened in the novel led to the ending. Talk about foreshadowing.