Saturday, March 27, 2021

Novels and States

Malcolm Gladwell asked his Twitter following for the names of novels set in some southern states he was planning to visit. It's easy to suggest "All the King's Men" or "A Confederacy of Dunces" for Louisiana, but the request causes me to think about other states. Some are far easier than others; e.g., Texas = "Lonesome Dove."

But how about my home state of Arizona?

And what about other states?

[At Book Riot in 2018, Susie Dumond compiled an interesting list.]


Vince Dunn said...

"To Kill a Mockingbird"

Michael Wade said...


A very good choice.

Unlike other parts of the country, the deep South states have a lot of competition in the field of literature.