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Alabama

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café by Fannie Flagg

Citizens Creek by Lalita Tademy

Anthill by E.O. Wilson

 

Alaska

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

In the Shadow of Denali * by Tracie Peterson

The Raven's Gift by Don Rearden

Less than a Treason * by Dana Stabenow

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer  (917.98 KRA)

 

Arizona

Dorn of the Mountains by Zane Grey

Moving Target * by J. A. Jance

The Bean Trees and Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver

Sulfur Springs by William Kent Krueger

The Man from Stone Creek * by Linda Lael Miller

Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel by Jeannette Walls

 

Arkansas

On Tall Pine Lake by Dorothy Garlock

A Painted House by John Grisham

The Architecture of the Arkansas Ozarks by Donald Harington

Closely Akin to Murder * by Joan Hess

 

California

Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende

The Tortilla Curtain by T. C. Boyle

White Oleander by Janet Fitch

"A" is for Alibi * by Sue Grafton

The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

Tales of the City * by Armistead Maupin

Devil in a Blue Dress * by Walter Mosely

East of Eden by John Steinbeck

 

Colorado

Chopping Spree * by Diane Mott Davidson

Plainsong by Kent Haruf

The Dog Stars by Peter Heller

Kings of Colorado by David E. Hilton

The Shining by Stephen King

Where the Water Goes by David Owen 917.913 OWE

 

Connecticut

Death of a Dog Whisperer * by Laurien Berenson

Ties that Bind by Marie Bostwick

Falling by Jane Green

We Are Water by Wally Lamb

Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates

 

Delaware

The Deerslayer, or, The First War-Path by James Fenimore Cooper

The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henríquez

Sunburn by Laura Lippman

Angel Among Us  * by Katy Munger

 

Florida

Pineapple Grenade by Tim Dorsey

To Have and Have Not by Ernest Hemingway

Nature Girl by Carl Hiaasen

Happiness Key by Emilie Richards

Night Moves * by Randy Wayne White

The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean 635.9344 ORL

 

Georgia

Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns

Tobacco Road by Erskine Caldwell

Leaving Atlanta by Tayari Jones

The House Next Door by Anne Rivers Siddons

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt 975.8724 BER

 

Hawaii

Honolulu by Alan Brennert

The Aloha Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini

The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings

Hawaii by James A. Michener

Unfamiliar Fishes by Sarah Vowell  996.9 VOW

 

Idaho

The Underworld by Kevin Canty

Train Dreams by Denis Johnson

Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson

Idaho by Emily Ruskovich

Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover B WESTOVER (new)

 

Illinois

Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury

The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

So Big by Edna Ferber

What the Lady Wants: A Novel of Marshall Field and the Gilded Age by Renée Rosen

Native Son by Richard Wright

Devil in the White City by Erik Larson  364.1523 LAR

 

Indiana

Snapper by Brian Kimberling

The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat by Edward Kelsey Moore

Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld

Underground Airlines by Ben Winters

A Girl Named Zippy: Growing up Small in Mooreland, Indiana by Haven Kimmel 977.264 KIM

 

Iowa

The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf

Home by Marilynne Robinson

A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley

The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller

The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson 910.4 BRY

 

Kansas

Mrs. Bridge by Evan Connell

Sing Them Home by Stephanie Kallos

Bent Road by Lori Roy

Wichita by Thad Ziolkowski

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote 364.1523 CAP

 

Kentucky

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

The Women on the Porch by Caroline Gordon

The Sport of Kings by C. E. Morgan

Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Clear Springs: A Memoir by Bobbie Ann Mason 813.54 MAS

 

Louisiana

The Neon Rain * by James Lee Burke

The Moviegoer by Walker Percy

A Kind of Freedom by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton

A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink 362.11 FIN

 

Maine

The State We're In: Maine Stories by Ann Beattie

The Cider House Rules by John Irving

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

Maine by Courtney J. Sullivan

Settled in the Wild: Notes from the Edge of Town by Susan Hand Shetterly  508.741 SHE

 

Maryland

Baltimore Blues  * by Laura Lippman

Song Yet Sung by James McBride

Sea Swept * by Nora Roberts

The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler

 

Massachusetts

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

The Good House by Ann Leary

The Burning Girl by Claire Messud

The House of the Seven Gables by Nathanial Hawthorne

The Witches: Salem, 1692 by Stacy Schiff 974.45 SCH

Walden by Henry David Thoreau 818.3 THO

 

Michigan

The Feast of Love by Charles Baxter

Road to Wellville by T. C. Boyle

Once Upon a River by Bonnie Jo Campbell

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

The Turner House by Angela Flournoy

Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison

Detroit: An American Autopsy by Charlies LeDuff   977.434 LED

 

Minnesota

History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund

Gone to Dust by Matt Goldman

Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger

Once in a Blue Moon Lodge by Lorna Landvik

Rules of Prey *  by John Sandford

Kitchens of the Great Midwest by Ryan Stradal

The Song Poet: A Memoir of My Father by Kao Kalia Yang 959.4042 YAN

 

Mississippi

Hunting Season * by Nevada Barr

Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner

Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man by Fannie Flagg

Mudbound by Hillary Jordan

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Sing, Unburied Sing by Jesmyn Ward

The Optimist's Daughter by Eudora Welty

 

Missouri

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Enemy Women by Paulette Jiles

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Bettyville: A Memoir by George Hodgman  306.874 HOD

 

Montana

Fourth of July Creek by Smith Henderson

A River Runs Through It and Other Stories by Norman Maclean

Big Sky Mountain * by Linda Lael Miller

Montana 1948 by Larry Watson

This House of Sky: Landscapes of a Western Mind by Ivan Doig  978.6612 DOI

 

Nebraska

My Ántonia by Willa Cather

Dalva by Jim Harrison

World, Chase Me Down by Andrew Hilleman

The Echo Maker by Richard Powers

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell  YA FIC ROWELL

 

Nevada

The Ox-bow Incident by Walter Van Tilburg Clark

The Road to Cardinal Valley by Earlene Fowler

Desperation by Stephen King

Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson 070.4 THO

 

New Hampshire

The Night Strangers by Chris Bohjalian

The Vision of Emma Blau by Ursula Hegi

The Sabbathday River by Jean Hanff Korelitz

Salem Falls by Jodi Picoult

All He Ever Wanted by Anita Shreve

KooKooLand: A Memoir by Gloria Norris 818.6 NOR

 

New Jersey

Independence Day by Richard Ford

I Am Radar by Reif Larsen

A Shore Thing by Nicole Polizzi

Election by Tom Perotta

Nicotine by Nell Zink

Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen B SPRINGSTEEN

 

New Mexico

Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya

Skeleton Man * by Tony Hillerman

Tularosa * by Michael McGarrity

Gateway to the Moon by Mary Morris

False Witness * by Aimée Thurlo

Tony Hillerman's Landscape by Anne Hillerman 813.54 HIL

Blood and Thunder: An Epic of the American West by Hampton Sides 978.02 SID

 

New York

How the García Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez

Go Tell it on the Mountain by James Baldwin

Loon Lake by E. L. Doctorow

Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann

Someone by Alice McDermott

Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue

The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton

Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson

Up in the Old Hotel by Joseph Mitchell  974.71 MIT

 

North Carolina

A Land More Kind than Home by Wiley Cash

Jim the Boy by Tony Earley

Charms for the Easy life by Kaye Gibbons

Out to Canaan * by Jan Karon

Highland Mercies * by Gary Parker

Serena by Ron Rash

The Sea Keeper's Daughters by Lisa Wingate

The Secret Game by Scott Ellsworth  796.32363 ELL

 

North Dakota

Badlands by C. J. Box

The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich

Dakota Home * by Debbie Macomber

Prairie Silence: A Memoir by Melanie Hoffert 306.7663 HOF

Great American Outpost by Maya Rao  338.27282 RAO

 

Ohio

Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson

Beloved by Toni Morrison

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Harvey Pekar's Cleveland by Harvey Pekar 973.132 PEK

 

Oklahoma

Kind of Kin by Rilla Askew

Cimarron by Edna Ferber

Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann 976.6 GRA

 

Oregon

Mink River by Brian Doyle

Little Century by Anna Keesey

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey

The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey by Rinker Buck 978 BUC

 

Pennsylvania

Heat & Light by Jennifer Haigh

Back Roads by Tawni O’Dell

Snow Angels by Stewart O’Nan

Straight Man by Richard Russo

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel 741.5 BEC

An American Childhood by Annie Dillard B DILLARD

 

Rhode Island

The Burn Palace by Stephen Dobyns

The Memory of Running by Ron McLarty

The Exiles by Allison Lynn

The Edge of Winter  by Luanne Rice

The Witches of Eastwick by John Updike

Down City: A Daughter's Story of Love, Memory, and Murder by Leah Carroll  364.1523 CAR

 

South Carolina

Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison

South of Broad by Pat Conroy

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man's Love Affair with Nature by J. Drew Lanham 590 LAN

 

South Dakota

You Remind Me of Me by Dan Chaon

The Taking of Libbie, SD by David Housewright

Legacy by Danielle Steel

The Personal History of Rachel Dupree by Ann Weisgarber

Hapa Girl: A Memoir by May-lee Chai  978.3004951 CHA

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown and Hampton Sides  970.00497 BRO

 

Tennessee

A Death in the Family by James Agee

Suttree by Cormac McCarthy

Blue Dahlia * by Nora Roberts

The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan 940.53082 KIE

 

Texas

Giant by Edna Ferber

All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy

News of the World by Paulette Jiles

Comanche Moon by Larry McMurtry

Saving Hope * by Margaret Daley

The Liars’ Club: A Memoir by Mary Karr 811.54 KAR

Unflinching Courage: Pioneering Women Who Shaped Texas by Kay Bailey Hutchison  976.4 HUT

Same Kind of Different As Me by Ron Hall  976.45315 HAL

 

Utah

The Bishop's Wife by Mette Ivie Harrison

The Executioner's Song by Norman Mailer

Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane Grey

My Story by Elizabeth Smart  364.154 SMA

 

Vermont

The City Baker's Guide to Country Living by Louise Miller

Songs in Ordinary Time by Mary McGarry Morris

God's Kingdom by Howard Frank Mosher

The Secret History by Donna Tartt

Barnheart by Jenna Woginrich 630.9743 WOG

 

Virginia

The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

The Known World by Edward P. Jones

The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron

The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap by Wendy Welch 381.45002 WEL

 

Washington

The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister

The Brothers K by David James Duncan

West of Here by Jonathan Evison

The Atlas of Love by Laurie Frankel

Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson

 

West Virginia

The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows

Carrying Albert Home by Homer Hickam

The Unquiet Grave by Sharyn McCrumb

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls 362.82 WAL

 

Wisconsin

The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach

Driftless by David Rhodes

Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner

Visiting Tom: A Man, a Highway, and the Road to Roughneck Grace by Michael Perry 630.9775 PER

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond  363.585 DES

 

Wyoming

A Serpent's Tooth * by Craig Johnson

Amnesia Moon by Jonathan Letham

Close Range: Wyoming Stories by Annie Proulx

Bone Fire by Mark Spragg

Letters of a Woman Homesteader by Elinore Pruitt Stewart 978.703 STE

 

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