Reading the States: Massachusetts

Friday, June 1, 2012


State: MASSACHUSETTS

Fiction:

- Mystic River* by Dennis Lehane

- The Bostonians by Henry James
- The Scarlet Letter* by Nathaniel Hawthorne
- Blackbird House by Alice Hoffman
- The Late George Apley by John Phillips Marquand
- The Namesake* by Jhumpa Lahiri
- On Beauty* by Zadie Smith
- The Penderwicks* by Jeanne Birdsall
- The Bell Jar* by Sylvia Plath
- Run* by Ann Patchett
- The Heretic's Daughter* by Kathleen Kent
- The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry
- Ethan Frome* by Edith Wharton
- The Last Days of Dogtown by Anita Diamant
- Ahab’s Wife by Sena Jeter Naslund
- Faith by Jennifer Haigh
- The Wapshot Chronicle by John Cheever


Nonfiction:

- Walden* by Henry David Thoreau
- The Perfect Storm* by Sebastian Junger
- Land's End* by Michael Cunningham
- Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick
- A Death in Belmont by Sebastian Junger
- Running with Scissors* by Augusten Burroughs
- The Wordy Shipmates* by Sarah Vowell
- Hometown by Tracy Kidder

Authors Known for Writing in or about the State:
- Henry David Thoreau
- Dennis Lehane


Authors Who Lived Here:
- Louisa May Alcott
- John Updike
- Emily Dickinson
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
- Jane Yolen
- Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel)
- Erin Morgenstern
- Tom Perrotta
- John F. Kennedy
- e.e. cummings
- Alice Hoffman

Photo by moi.

4 comments:

annieb said...

Wow, lots of reading material for Mass.

Sandy Nawrot said...

This is where the action is!!! Holy cow. Not only was Commonwealth in Boston, but also a bookstore called "Trident" that was great too. And I'm sure there are a billion books that take place up there, but the one that immediately came to mind was "Faith".

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Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

Sandy - Thanks! I'll add that one in.