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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Now This Is Interesting...

The Most Famous Book Set in Each State


There are some flat-out bizarre omissions, like "Grapes of Wrath" for Oklahoma (really?). I'd also argue that A Separate Peace is more famous for New Hampshire. Can't argue with "Great Gatsby" for New York, though, or "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" for Kansas.

Discuss...

That is all.

6 comments:

AndyN said...

I wonder what criteria they used. I'm having a hard time believing that Into the Wild is more famous than Call of the Wild but maybe I'm just old and out of touch.

SJ said...

"The Virgin Suicides"...what book is that?

However, I don't recall much literary/fiction work set in the Great Lakes State.

(We do have a widely-recognized song by Gordon Lightfoot, though.)

Does Tuesdays with Morrie count?

mikee said...

As a recent Texas immigrant, I find the selection not just odd but damn wrong.

http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/6652.Books_Set_in_Texas

Anonymous said...

"Red Sky at Morning" instead of "Sea of Grass" (first US novel where landscape is a character) or "Death Comes for the Archbishop" or even "Milagro Beanfield War" or "Bless Me Ultima"? Strange indeed.

LittleRed1

Yooper Guy said...

Michigan should have been 'Anatomy of a Murder'.

Ed said...

50 states would be represented in two columns of 25 each. When I saw two uneven columns of "states", I wondered if the District of Columbia was counted as a "state". Looking at the list that appears to be in alphabetical order near "DE" for Delaware, I did not find it. However, I find "DC" immediately after "WA". Huh? Who are the two Senators from the "state" of DC?