Reading the States: Vermont

Friday, November 16, 2012


State: VERMONT

Fiction:

- Testimony* by Anita Shreve
- The Double Bind by Chris Bohjalian
- The Secret History* by Donna Tartt
- All the Lovely Bad Ones by Mary Downing Hahn
- Crossing to Safety by Wallace Earle Stegner
- Bittersweet* by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
- Jip: His Story by Katherine Paterson
- Return to Sender by Julia Alvarez
- Where the Rivers Flow North by Howard Frank Mosher
- Every Last One by Anna Quindlen
- Left Neglected by Lisa Genova
- In One Person by John Irving
- Round Mountain by Castle Freeman
- In The Fall by Jeffrey Lent
- Witness by Karen Hesse
- Midwives by Chris Bohjalian
- Songs in Ordinary Time by Mary McGarry Morris  
- Pollyanna* by Eleanor H. Porter

Nonfiction:
-  The Farm in the Green Mountains by Alice Herdan
- A Part of Myself by Carl Zuckmayer
- Wandering Home by Bill McKibben
- An Odd Kind of Fame by Malcolm MacMillan 

Authors Known for Writing in or about the State:
- Chris Bohjalian
- Anita Shreve
- Archer Mayor
- Howard Frank Mosher
- Mary McGarry Morris

Authors Who Lived Here:
- Castle Freeman
- Annie Proulx
- Shirley Jackson
- Jamaica Kincaid
- Frank Miller

Great Bookstores:

*Books I've Read

Photo by moi. 

3 comments:

Alyce said...

I enjoy these sorts of lists! I've only read three of the books on that list.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Oh yes, Chris Bohjolian is a good author for Vermont settings. Love his work. Same is true for Jodi Picoult and New Hampshire:)

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

Diane - I agree, I included Picoult in my New Hampshire list along with Anita Shreve. It seems like the majority of her work is set there.