Read, White, and Blue

Read, White, and Blue

Take a literary tour of the USA...state by state.

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Alabama: To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
Alaska: Into the Wild, by Jon Krakauer
Arizona: The Bean Trees, by Barbara Kingsolver
Arkansas: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou
California: House of Sand and Fog, by Andre Dubus III
Colorado: The Dog Stars, by Peter Heller
Connecticut: The Ice Storm, by Rick Moody
Delaware: Fight Club, by Chuck Palahniuk
Florida: Swamplandia!, by Karen Russell
Georgia: Paris Trout, by Pete Dexter
Hawaii: Blu’s Hanging, by Lois Ann Yamanaka
Idaho: The Man Who Fell in Love With the Moon, by Tom Spanbauer
Illinois: Native Son, by Richard Wright
Indiana: Alive and Dead in Indiana, by Michael Martone
Iowa: A Thousand Acres, by Jane Smiley
Kansas: In Cold Blood, by Truman Capote
Kentucky: Beloved, by Toni Morrison
Louisiana: A Confederacy of Dunces, by John Kennedy Toole
Maine: Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout
Maryland: Kindred, by Octavia Butler
Massachusetts: Interpreter of Maladies, by Jhumpa Lahiri
Michigan: Middlesex, by Jeffrey Eugenides
Minnesota: In the Lake of the Woods, by Tim O’Brien
Mississippi: Mudbound, by Hillary Jordan
Missouri: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain
Montana: Fool’s Crow, by James Welch
Nebraska: My Antonia, by Willa Cather
Nevada: Beautiful Children, by Charles Bock
New Hampshire: A Prayer for Owen Meany, by John Irving
New Jersey: The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by Junot Diaz
New Mexico: The Monkey Wrench Gang, by Edward Abbey
New York: Motherless Brooklyn, by Jonathan Lethem
North Carolina: A Land More Kind Than Home, by Wiley Cash
North Dakota: Love Medicine, by Louise Erdich
Ohio: Winesburg Ohio, by Sherwood Anderson
Oklahoma: Where the Red Fern Grows, by Wilson Rawls
Oregon: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, by Ken Kesey
Pennsylvania: Baker Towers, by Jennifer Haigh
Rhode Island: She’s Come Undone, by Wally Lamb
South Carolina: Bastard out of Carolina, by Dorothy Allison
South Dakota: By the Shores of Silver Lake, by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Tennessee: Child of God, by Cormac McCarthy
Texas: Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, by Ben Fountain
Utah: When the Emperor was Divine, by Julie Otsuka
Vermont: Midwives, by Chris Bohjalian
Virginia: The Known World, by Edward P. Jones
Washington: The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein
West Virginia: Freedom, by Jonathan Franzen
Wisconsin: The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, by David Wroblewski
Wyoming: Close Range: Wyoming Stories, by Annie Proulx

David Isaacson