Books Set in North America


Canada

Various

Munro, Alice
– Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage

Newfoundland

Grenfell, Wilfred T.
Adrift on an Ice Pan

Ontario

Erdrich, Louise
– Books and Islands in Ojibwe Country: Traveling Through the Land of my Ancestors

Khan, Ausma Zehanat
The Unquiet Dead

Quebec

Thúy, Kim
Ru

Mexico

Herrera, Yuri
Signs Preceding the End of the World

McDougall, Christopher
– Born to Run

Wariner, Ruth
The Sound of Gravel: A Memoir

United States

Various

Abbott, Karen
Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi
The Thing Around Your Neck

Bryson, Bill
A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
– I’m a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America after Twenty Years Away
The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America

Edin, Kathryn J. and H. Luke Shaefer
$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America

Ehrenreich, Barbara
– Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America

Steinem, Gloria
My Life on the Road

Vowell, Sarah
Assassination Vacation

Alabama

Lee, Harper
To Kill a Mockingbird

Alaska

Ivey, Eowyn
– The Snow Child

Arkansas

Conley, Garrard
Boy Erased: A Memoir

Schiffer, Vivienne
– Camp Nine 

California

Cox, Lynne
– Grayson

Ng, Fae Myenne
– Bone

Otsuka, Julie
– The Buddha in the Attic

Strayed, Cheryl
– Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

Colorado

Klebold, Sue
A Mother’s Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy

Delaware

Henríquez, Cristina
The Book of Unknown Americans

Florida

Danticat, Edwidge
Brother, I’m Dying

Hurston, Zora Neale
Their Eyes Were Watching God

Georgia

Berendt, John
– Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Hawaii

Vowell, Sarah
Unfamiliar Fishes

Idaho

Brelinski, Val
The Girl Who Slept with God

Illinois

Larson, Erik
– The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America

Iowa

McHugh, Laura
Arrowood

Kansas

Capote, Truman
In Cold Blood

Louisiana

Gaines, Ernest J.
– A Lesson Before Dying

Tidwell, Mike
Bayou Farewell: The Rich Life and Tragic Death of Louisiana’s Cajun Coast

Maine

Sullivan, J. Courtney
Maine

Maryland

Coates, Ta-Nehisi
Between the World and Me

Moore, Wes
The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates

Massachusetts

Guerrero, Diane
In the Country We Love: My Family Divided

Haigh, Jennifer
– Faith

Larson, Kate Clifford
Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter

Oyeyemi, Helen
Boy Snow Bird

Shapiro, B.A.
– The Art Forger

Steinberg, Avi
– Running the Books: The Adventures of an Accidental Prison Librarian

Vowell, Sarah
The Wordy Shipmates

Michigan

Flournoy, Angela
The Turner House

Minnesota

Enger, Leif
Peace Like a River

Erdrich, Louise
– Shadow Tag

Mississippi

Ward, Jesmyn
Men We Reaped

Missouri

Flynn, Gillian
– Gone Girl

Montana

Krakauer, Jon
Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town

Nebraska

Rowell, Rainbow
Attachments

New Jersey

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi
– Americanah

Díaz, Junot
This Is How You Lose Her

New Mexico

Connors, Philip
Fire Season: Field Notes from a Wilderness Lookout

New York

Danticat, Edwidge
Brother, I’m Dying

DeLillo, Don
Falling Man

García, Cristina
Dreaming in Cuban

Groff, Lauren
– Arcadia

Hamill, Pete
Forever

Kwok, Jean
– Girl in Translation

Mun, Nami
– Miles from Nowhere

Nović, Sara
Girl at War

Samuelsson, Marcus
Yes, Chef

Torres, Justin
We the Animals

North Carolina

Pessl, Marisha
Special Topics in Calamity Physics

North Dakota

Enger, Leif
Peace Like a River

Erdrich, Louise
– The Round House

Ohio

Ng, Celeste
Everything I Never Told You

Perkins-Valdez, Dolen
Wench

Pennsylvania

Bechdel, Alison
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

Tennessee

Conley, Garrard
Boy Erased: A Memoir

Kiernan, Denise
The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II

Texas

Johnson, Donna
Holy Ghost Girl: A Memoir

Lawson, Jenny
– Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir

Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Utah

Otsuka, Julie
– When the Emperor Was Divine

Vermont

Tartt, Donna
The Secret History

Virginia

Conklin, Tara
– The House Girl

Kingsolver, Barbara
– Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life

Washington State

Alexie, Sherman
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven
Reservation Blues

Wisconsin

Larson, Kate Clifford
Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter

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