Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Famous Books by State

Saw an interesting article about each state’s most famous book. I’ve read a few of the books and heard of several others. Many I have no desire to read.

Here is what they came up with:

AL: To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
AK: Into the Wild, by Jon Krakauer
AZ: The Bean Trees, by Barbara Kingsolver
AR: A Painted House, by John Grisham
CA: East of Eden, by John Steinbeck
CO: The Shining, by Stephen King
CT: Revolutionary Road, by Richard Yates
DE: The Saint of Lost Things, by Christopher Castellani
FL: To Have and Have Not, by Ernest Hemingway
GA: Gone With the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell
HI: Hawaii, by James Michener
ID: Housekeeping, by Marilynne Robinson
IL: The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair
IN: The Magnificent Ambersons, by Booth Tarkington
IA: A Thousand Acres, by Jane Smiley
KS: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L Frank Baum
KY: Uncle Tom’s Cabin, by Harriet Beecher Stowe
LA: Interview with the Vampire, by Anne Rice
ME: Carrie, by Stephen King
MD: Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant, by Anne Tyler
MA: Walden, by Henry David Thoreau
MI: The Virgin Suicides, by Jeffrey Eugenides
MN: Main Street, by Sinclair Lewis
MS: The Sound and the Fury, by William Faulkner
MO: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain
MT: A River Runs Through It, by Norman Maclean
NE: My Antonia, by Willa Cather
NV: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, by Hunter S Thompson
NH: The Hotel New Hampshire, by John Irving
NJ: Drown, by Junot Diaz
NM: Red Sky at Morning, by Richard Bradford
NY: The Great Gatsby, by F Scott Fitzgerald
NC: A Walk to Remember, by Nicolas Sparks
ND: The Round House, by Louise Erdrich
OH: The Broom of the System, by David Foster Wallace
OK: Paradise, by Toni Morrison
OR: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, by Ken Kesey
PA: The Lovely Bones, by Alice Sebold
RI: My Sister’s Keeper, by Jodi Picoult
SC: The Secret Life of Bees, by Sue Monk Kidd
SD: A Long Way From Home, by Tom Brokaw
TN: The Firm and The Client, by John Grisham
TX: No Country for Old Men, by Cormac McCarthy
UT: The 19th Wife, by David Ebershoff
VT: Pollyanna, by Eleanor H Porter
VA: Bridge to Terabithia, by Katherine Paterson
WA: Twilight, by Stephanie Meyer
DC: The Lost Symbol, by Dan Brown
WV: Shiloh, by Phillis Reynolds Naylor
WI: Little House in the Big Woods, by Laura Ingalls Wilder
WY: The Laramie Project, by Moises Kaufman

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