Books Set in North America



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


Grenfell, Wilfred T.
Adrift on an Ice Pan

Nova Scotia

Palka, Kurt
The Piano Maker


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

Khan, Ausma Zehanat
The Unquiet Dead


Thúy, Kim


Herrera, Yuri
Signs Preceding the End of the World

McDougall, Christopher
– Born to Run

Wariner, Ruth
The Sound of Gravel: A Memoir

United States


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

Williams, Terry Tempest
The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks


Lee, Harper
To Kill a Mockingbird


Ivey, Eowyn
– The Snow Child


Conley, Garrard
Boy Erased: A Memoir

Schiffer, Vivienne
– Camp Nine 


Cox, Lynne
– Grayson

DeWitt, Patrick
The Sisters Brothers

Ng, Fae Myenne
– Bone

Otsuka, Julie
– The Buddha in the Attic

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


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


Henríquez, Cristina
The Book of Unknown Americans


Danticat, Edwidge
Brother, I’m Dying

Hurston, Zora Neale
Their Eyes Were Watching God


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


Vowell, Sarah
Unfamiliar Fishes


Brelinski, Val
The Girl Who Slept with God


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


McHugh, Laura


Capote, Truman
In Cold Blood


Gaines, Ernest J.
– A Lesson Before Dying

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


Finkel, Michael
The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit

Nutt, Amy Ellis
Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family

Sullivan, J. Courtney


Coates, Ta-Nehisi
Between the World and Me

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


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


Flournoy, Angela
The Turner House


Enger, Leif
Peace Like a River

Erdrich, Louise
– Shadow Tag


Ward, Jesmyn
Men We Reaped


Flynn, Gillian
– Gone Girl


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


Rowell, Rainbow

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

Kwok, Jean
– Girl in Translation

Mun, Nami
– Miles from Nowhere

Nović, Sara
Girl at War

Rowe, Claudia
The Spider and the Fly: A Reporter, a Serial Killer, and the Meaning of Murder

Samuelsson, Marcus
Yes, Chef

Torres, Justin
We the Animals

Uwiringiyimana, Sandra
How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child

North Carolina

Pessl, Marisha
Special Topics in Calamity Physics

North Dakota

Enger, Leif
Peace Like a River

Erdrich, Louise
– The Round House


Grann, David
The Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI


Ng, Celeste
Everything I Never Told You
Little Fires Everywhere

Perkins-Valdez, Dolen


DeWitt, Patrick
The Sisters Brothers


Bechdel, Alison
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic


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


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


Otsuka, Julie
– When the Emperor Was Divine


Tartt, Donna
The Secret History


Conklin, Tara
– The House Girl

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

Washington, D.C.

Mastromonaco, Alyssa
– Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?: And Other Questions You Should Have Answers To When You Work in the White House

Washington State

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


Larson, Kate Clifford
Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter

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