Reading the States: Ohio

Friday, September 7, 2012

State: OHIO

- Beloved* by Toni Morrison
- Wineburg, Ohio* by SherwoodAnderson
- And the Ladies of the Club by Helen Hooven Santmyer
- Crooked River Burning by Mark Winegardner
- Songs for the Missing by Stewart O'Nan
- Walk Two Moons* by Sharon Creech
- Middle C by William H. Gass
- Eligible* by Curtis Sittenfeld 
- Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

- The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio* by Terry Ryan
- The Frontiersmen by Allan W. Eckert
- What Moves at the Margins by Toni Morrison 

Authors Known for Writing about the State:  
- Conrad Richter
- Louis Bromfield
- Les Roberts

Authors Who Lived Here:
- Toni Morrison
- James Thurber
- William H. Gass
- Zane Grey
- Sharon Creech
- John Scalzi
- Joan Slonczewski
- Bonnie Pryor
- Margaret Haddix
- Natalie Babbit
- R.L. Stine
- James Thurber
- Chris Crutcher

Great Bookstores:
Blue Manatee Children's Bookstore
Visible Voices Books 
Beehive Books

*Books I've Read
Photo by moi


Jeanne said...

There are three other Ohio authors I know of, since I live there. One is John Scalzi, who writes SF, and the other SF writer is a friend of mine who teaches at Kenyon, Joan Slonczewski. There is also an even more prolific children's author than Creech, Margaret Haddix, who lives in Columbus. And there's a children's author who runs a bookstore in my small town. I'm trying to remember her name; we used to buy her books when the kids were younger. In trying to find her name, I was reminded that Natalie Babbit, R.L. Stine, James Thurber, Zane Grey, and Chris Crutcher are from Ohio. And finally I remember her name (with help from Ron)--it's Bonnie Pryor.

Jeanne said...

sorry, you had Zane Grey. I got all excited when I found a list of Ohio authors.

Kristi said...

I read the Prize Winner of Defiance Ohio and thought it was pretty fascinating. Thinking back, it's a little hard to believe as non-fiction, but I hope it's true. Thanks so much for these lists. I know I'll be coming back to them at times.

Bybee said...

Yay, Conrad Richter! I love the Awakening Land trilogy!!

Care said...

oh my, another mention of Beloved. I keep putting it off and I don't know why.

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

Jeanne - Thanks, I'll add them all in!

Kristi - That one has been on my list for awhile now.

Bybee - I haven't read that one yet. I'll have to check it out.

Care - It's an interesting one.