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The Most Iconic Book Set in Every State: Reader's Digest

"Literature is often a source of state pride, with a vast array of novels set in and around each of the great 50 states. With this list, you can tour the entire country—without ever leaving home." —Jennifer Brozak for Reader's Digest
And since literature is a great source of state pride, I hope Reader's Digest can forgive me if I have disagreed with some of their choices (see below). Please leave a comment if you disagree as well and let us know what you think is the most iconic book set in your state. Enjoy traveling the country from the comfort of your couch!
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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: Blood Meridian (Cormac McCarthy)
Arizona: Blood Meridian (Cormac McCarthy)
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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: East of Eden (John Steinbeck)
California: East of Eden (John Steinbeck)
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Colorado: The Shining (Stephen King)
Colorado: The Shining (Stephen King)
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Connecticut: The Stepford Wives (Ira Levin)
Connecticut: The Stepford Wives (Ira Levin)
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Delaware: Fight Club (Chuck Palahniuk)
Delaware: Fight Club (Chuck Palahniuk)
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Florida: There Eyes Were Watching God (Zora Neale Hurston)
Florida: There Eyes Were Watching God (Zora Neale Hurston)
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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 Stand (Stephen King)
Idaho: The Stand (Stephen King)
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13
Illinois: Divergent (Veronica Roth)
Illinois: Divergent (Veronica Roth)
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Indiana: The Fault in Our Stars (John Green)
Indiana: The Fault in Our Stars (John Green)
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Iowa: A Thousand Acres (Jane Smiley)
Iowa: A Thousand Acres (Jane Smiley)
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Kansas: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (L. Frank Baum)
Kansas: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (L. Frank Baum)
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Kentucky: Beloved (Toni Morrison)
Kentucky: Beloved (Toni Morrison)
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Louisiana: Interview With the Vampire (Anne Rice)
Louisiana: Interview With the Vampire (Anne Rice)
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Maine: Carrie (Stephen King)
Maine: Carrie (Stephen King)
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Maryland: The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (Ann Brashares)
Maryland: The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (Ann Brashares)
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Maryland | BETTER: The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (Frederick Douglass)
Maryland | BETTER: The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (Frederick Douglass)
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Massachusetts: Walden (Henry David Thoreau)
Massachusetts: Walden (Henry David Thoreau)
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Michigan: Middlesex (Jeffrey Eugenides)
Michigan: Middlesex (Jeffrey Eugenides)
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Minnesota: Main Street (Sinclair Lewis)
Minnesota: Main Street (Sinclair Lewis)
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Mississippi: The Help (Kathryn Stockett)
Mississippi: The Help (Kathryn Stockett)
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Mississippi | BETTER: The Hate U Give (Angie Thomas)
Mississippi | BETTER: The Hate U Give (Angie Thomas)
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Missouri: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Mark Twain)
Missouri: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (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 and Park (Rainbow Rowell)
Nebraska: Eleanor and 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: The Hotel New Hampshire (John Irving)
New Hampshire: The Hotel New Hampshire (John Irving)
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New Jersey: Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret (Judy Blume)
New Jersey: Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret (Judy Blume)
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New Mexico: Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
New Mexico: Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
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New York: The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
New York: The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
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North Carolina: A Walk to Remember (Nicholas Sparks)
North Carolina: A Walk to Remember (Nicholas Sparks)
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North Carolina | BETTER: Cold Mountain (Charles Frazier)
North Carolina | BETTER: Cold Mountain (Charles Frazier)
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North Dakota: The Round House (Louise Erdrich)
North Dakota: The Round House (Louise Erdrich)
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Ohio: Winesburg, Ohio (Sherwood Anderson)
Ohio: Winesburg, Ohio (Sherwood Anderson)
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Oklahoma: The Outsiders (S.E. Hinton)
Oklahoma: The Outsiders (S.E. Hinton)
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Oregon: Wild (Cheryl Strayed)
Oregon: Wild (Cheryl Strayed)
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