Reading the States: South Dakota

Friday, October 19, 2012


State: SOUTH DAKOTA

Fiction:

- Walk Two Moons* by Sharon Creech
- Little Town on the Prairie* by Laura Ingalls Wilder
- The Jumping-Off Place by Marian Hurd McNeely
- Land That Moves, Land That Stands Still by Kent Nelson
- Deadwood by Pete Dexter
- You Remind Me of Me by Dan Chaon
- Yonnondio by Tillie Olsen
- Black Hills by Dan Simmons 
- Waterlily by Ella Cara Deloria

Nonfiction:
- The Journey of Crazy Horse by Joseph M. Marshall III
- Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown
- Looking for History on Highway 14 by John E. Miller
- Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little Town by John E. Miller
- Bachelor Bess: The Homesteading Letters of Elizabeth Corey by Philip L. Gerber
- The Children's Blizzard by David Laskin
- A Long Way from Home by Tom Brokaw
- Great White Fathers by John Taliaferro
- On the Rez by Ian Frazier

Authors Who Lived Here:
- Laura Ingalls Wilder
- J. A. Jance
- Mary Brave Bird

Great Bookstores:
Hole in the Wall Books (Wall Drug)
Zandbroz
Prairie Pages

*Books I've Read

Photo by moi. 

5 comments:

Sandy Nawrot said...

I love all the Laura Ingalls Wilder books...I grew up on them!

annieb said...

I just read The Children's Blizzard a couple of weeks ago and it was sad, but thrilling. Non-fiction doesn't get better than that.

Jeanne said...

I wouldn't have thought I knew anything about South Dakota, but I have read the LIW books and the Sharon Creech one, now that you mention them.

Care said...

I can't think of any SD books but I seem to have a few in mind that were set in Montana.

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

Sandy - I haven't read them since I was little. I really think I should re-read them soon!

annieb - I'll have to read that one. I hadn't heard much about it.

Jeanne - I'm always surprised by the ones I've read too.

Care - All those states can kind of blend together for me, as I'm sure much of the Midwest does for others. It's fun to learn the differences between each one.