Reading the States: Nebraska

Friday, July 13, 2012


- O Pioneers!* by Willa Cather
- My Antonia* by Willa Cather
- One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus
- Nebraska Legacy by DiAnn Mills
- The Magician's Assistant* by Ann Patchett
- Sing Them Home by Stephanie Kallos
- The Echo Maker by Richard Powers
- Night of the Twisters by Ivy Ruckman
- Attachments* by Rainbow Rowell
- Worth Dying For by Lee Child
- Eleanor & Park* by Rainbow Rowell

- I Am a Man* by Joe Starita
- My Nebraska: The Good the Bad and the Husker by Roger Welsch
- All the Strange Hours by Loren Eiseley
- Once Upon a Town by Bob Greene
- The Children's Blizzard* by David Laskin
- The Selected Letters of Willa Cather edited by Andrew Jewell and Janis Stout 

Authors Known for Writing in or about the State:
- James C. Olson
- Wright Morris 

Authors Who Lived Here:
- Willa Cather 

Great Bookstores:
Indigo Bridge Books 
A Novel Idea

*Books I've Read

Photo by moi.


annieb said...

I am surprised you forgot Attachments by Rainbow Rowell since you just reviewed it. I read the book because of your review and loved it!

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

annieb - Ha, well aren't I just on top of things? Thanks for thinking of that one and I'm so glad you loved it!

Nikki @ said...

I still so adore this series!

I didn't realize Ann Patchett had a novel based in Nebraska. I really enjoy her work and definitely should pick that one up, especially because I have just around zero knowledge about the state of Nebraska.

Trish @ Love, Laughter, Insanity said...

You reminded me that I'm in the middle of the 1000 White Women audio (stopped for The Stand). I was just wondering what to listen to when I'm done...mystery solved! ;)

I need to read more Cather.

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

Nikki - Cather's work is about the extent of my knowledge. I do love Patchett's work though, so I need to read that one as well.

Trish - I really loved O Pioneers! It was the perfect Cather to start with.

Trish @ Love, Laughter, Insanity said...

I haven't read O Pioneers since I was in 11th grade?! all I remember is watching the terrible movie in class with Anne Heche. :) I've also read My Antonio and enjoyed it. Is it Song of the Lark? And Death Comes to the Archibishop? too lazy to google the titles...

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

Trish - Death Comes to the Archibishop is my next Cather I want to read.

Amy said...

I love your Reading the States posts. Such a unique idea, and it groups books together in a way I would never have thought of!

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

Amy - Thanks! I've had fun learning more about the literary life of each state.