Reading the States: West Virginia

Friday, December 14, 2012


State: WEST VIRGINIA

Fiction:
- The Madam by Julianna Baggott
- Shiloh* by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
- Lark and Termite by Jayne Anne Phillips
- Storming Heaven by Denise Giardina
- When the Whistle Blows by Fran Slayton
- Strange as this Weather Has Been by Ann Pancake
- The Midwife of Hope River by Patricia Harman
- The Miner's Daughter by Gretchen Moran Laskas
- Billy Creekmore by Tracey Porter
- Lick Creek by Brad Kessler
- The Night of the Hunter by Davis Grubb
- Lord of Misrule by Jaimy Gordon 
- The Devil All the Time by Donald Ray Pollock 

Nonfiction:
- The Glass Castle* by Jeannette Walls
- Rocket Boys by Homer Hickam
- Growing up in Bloody Mingo, West Virginia by Andrew Chafin
- Blood Feud by Lisa Alther

Authors Known for Writing in or about the State:
- Pinckney Benedict
- Breece D'J Pancake

Authors Who Lived Here:
- Booker T. Washington
- John Knowles
- Pearl S. Buck

Great Bookstores:

*Books I've Read

Photo by moi.

3 comments:

  1. I recently read Blood Feud by Lisa Alther about the Hatfields and McCoys that takes place on the border of West Virginia and Kentucky (about half and half between both states). It was very interesting and well-written. I haven't read one book from your list--which sort of surprises me.

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  2. Oh no -- you're getting close to the end! I tell all the readers I know about this fantastic series, maybe you'll have to extend to countries when you run out of states! :D

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  3. annieb - That one looks good! I added it in.

    Nikki - I know, it's so close to the end! I'm so glad people are finding these lists helpful. I was thinking about doing something with countries. I'll have to think about that.

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