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The Best Books Based in Every State

"From romance novels to thrillers, these written works will bring to life all 50 states (and the District of Columbia). Pack one in your carry-on for your next trip, or read them all to take a literary tour of the United States."
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Alabama: To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
Alabama: To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
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Alaska: Into the Wild (Jon Krakauer)
Alaska: Into the Wild (Jon Krakauer)
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Arizona: Here and Gone (Haylen Beck)
Arizona: Here and Gone (Haylen Beck)
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Arkansas: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Maya Angelou)
Arkansas: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Maya Angelou)
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California: Big Sur (Jack Kerouac)
California: Big Sur (Jack Kerouac)
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Colorado: The Shining (Stephen King)
Colorado: The Shining (Stephen King)
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Connecticut: White Fur (Jardine Libaire)
Connecticut: White Fur (Jardine Libaire)
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Delaware: A Light in the Storm: The Civil War Diary of Amelia Martin (Karen Hesse)
Delaware: A Light in the Storm: The Civil War Diary of Amelia Martin (Karen Hesse)
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Florida: Because of Winn-Dixie (Kate DiCamillo)
Florida: Because of Winn-Dixie (Kate DiCamillo)
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Georgia: Gone With the Wind (Margaret Mitchell)
Georgia: Gone With the Wind (Margaret Mitchell)
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Hawaii: The Descendants (Kaui Hart Hemmings)
Hawaii: The Descendants (Kaui Hart Hemmings)
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Idaho: The Sheep Queen (Thomas Savage)
Idaho: The Sheep Queen (Thomas Savage)
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13
Illinois: The Jungle (Upton Sinclair)
Illinois: The Jungle (Upton Sinclair)
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Indiana: All the Bright Places (Jennifer Niven)
Indiana: All the Bright Places (Jennifer Niven)
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Iowa: The Bridges of Madison County (Robert James Waller)
Iowa: The Bridges of Madison County (Robert James Waller)
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Kansas: In Cold Blood (Truman Capote)
Kansas: In Cold Blood (Truman Capote)
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Kentucky: Uncle Tom's Cabin (Harriet Beecher Stowe)
Kentucky: Uncle Tom's Cabin (Harriet Beecher Stowe)
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Louisiana: The Awakening (Kate Chopin)
Louisiana: The Awakening (Kate Chopin)
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Maine: The Cider House Rules (John Irving)
Maine: The Cider House Rules (John Irving)
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Maryland: The Accidental Tourist (Anne Tyler)
Maryland: The Accidental Tourist (Anne Tyler)
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Massachusetts: The Scarlet Letter (Nathaniel Hawthorne)
Massachusetts: The Scarlet Letter (Nathaniel Hawthorne)
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Michigan: Once Upon a River (Bonnie Jo Campbell)
Michigan: Once Upon a River (Bonnie Jo Campbell)
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Minnesota: On the Banks of Plum Creek (Laura Ingalls Wilder)
Minnesota: On the Banks of Plum Creek (Laura Ingalls Wilder)
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Mississippi: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (Mildred D.Taylor)
Mississippi: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (Mildred D.Taylor)
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Missouri: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain)
Missouri: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain)
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Montana: A River Runs Through It (Norman MacLean)
Montana: A River Runs Through It (Norman MacLean)
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Nebraska: Eleanor & Park (Rainbow Rowell)
Nebraska: Eleanor & Park (Rainbow Rowell)
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Nevada: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Hunter S. Thompson)
Nevada: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Hunter S. Thompson)
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New Hampshire: Frindle (Andrew Clements)
New Hampshire: Frindle (Andrew Clements)
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New Jersey: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (Oscar Wao)
New Jersey: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (Oscar Wao)
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New Mexico: The Green Glass Sea (Ellen Klages)
New Mexico: The Green Glass Sea (Ellen Klages)
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New York: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith)
New York: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith)
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North Carolina: The Notebook (Nicholas Sparks)
North Carolina: The Notebook (Nicholas Sparks)
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North Dakota: Beyond the Bedroom Wall (Larry Woiwode)
North Dakota: Beyond the Bedroom Wall (Larry Woiwode)
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Ohio: Everything I Never Told You (Celeste Ng)
Ohio: Everything I Never Told You (Celeste Ng)
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Oklahoma: The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
Oklahoma: The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
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Oregon: The Jump-Off Creek (Molly Gloss)
Oregon: The Jump-Off Creek (Molly Gloss)
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Pennsylvania: Maniac Magee (Jerry Spinelli)
Pennsylvania: Maniac Magee (Jerry Spinelli)
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Rhode Island: The Witches of Eastwick (John Updike)
Rhode Island: The Witches of Eastwick (John Updike)
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South Carolina: The Summer Girls (Mary Alice Monroe)
South Carolina: The Summer Girls (Mary Alice Monroe)
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