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message 1: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 6453 comments Post any books set in California here.


message 3: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (last edited Aug 02, 2012 08:49PM) (new)

Diane | 6453 comments .


East of Eden by John SteinbeckEast of Eden by John Steinbeck
The Joy Luck Club by Amy TanThe Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
Cannery Row by John SteinbeckCannery Row by John Steinbeck
1st to Die (Women's Murder Club, #1) by James Patterson1st to Die by James Patterson (1st book of Women's Murder Club)
The Big Sleep (Philip Marlowe, #1) by Raymond ChandlerThe Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
The Black Dahlia (L.A. Quartet #1) by James EllroyThe Black Dahlia by James Ellroy (1st book of L.A. Quartet)
Daughter of Fortune by Isabel AllendeDaughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende
The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas PynchonThe Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon
Velocity by Dean KoontzVelocity by Dean Koontz
Angle of Repose by Wallace StegnerAngle of Repose by Wallace Stegner
The Black Echo (Harry Bosch, #1) by Michael ConnellyThe Black Echo by Michael Connelly (1st book of Harry Bosch series)
Bloodsucking Fiends (A Love Story, #1) by Christopher MooreBloodsucking Fiends by Christopher Moore (1st book of A Love Story series)
The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell HammettThe Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
Tales of the City by Armistead MaupinTales of the City by Armistead Maupin (1st book in series)
Hell's Angels by Hunter S. ThompsonHell's Angels by Hunter S. Thompson
The Darkest Evening of the Year by Dean KoontzThe Darkest Evening of the Year by Dean Koontz
Practical Demonkeeping by Christopher MoorePractical Demonkeeping by Christopher Moore
Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan DidionSlouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion
Tortilla Flat by John SteinbeckTortilla Flat by John Steinbeck
Seize The Night (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) by Dean KoontzSeize The Night by Dean Koontz
The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove by Christopher MooreThe Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove by Christopher Moore
Imperial Bedrooms  by Bret Easton EllisImperial Bedrooms by Bret Easton Ellis
City of Quartz  Excavating the Future in Los Angeles by Mike DavisCity of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles by Mike Davis
Play It as It Lays by Joan DidionPlay It as It Lays by Joan Didion
When the Killing's Done by T.C. BoyleWhen the Killing's Done by T.C. Boyle
Where I Was From (Vintage International) by Joan DidionWhere I Was From by Joan Didion
White Oleander by Janet FitchWhite Oleander by Janet Fitch
Kitchen God's Wife by Amy TanKitchen God's Wife by Amy Tan
Dragon Tears by Dean KoontzDragon Tears by Dean Koontz
Less Than Zero by Bret Easton EllisLess Than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis
The Lincoln Lawyer (Mickey Haller, #1) by Michael ConnellyThe Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly (1st book of Mickey Haller series)
The Buddha in the Attic by Julie OtsukaThe Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka
The Taking  by Dean KoontzThe Taking by Dean Koontz
Private by James PattersonPrivate by James Patterson
Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz RyanEsperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave EggersA Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down  A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures by Anne FadimanThe Spirit Catches You And You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman
The Long Goodbye (Philip Marlowe, #6) by Raymond ChandlerThe Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler
The Cookbook Collector by Allegra GoodmanThe Cookbook Collector by Allegra Goodman
The Hundred Secret Senses by Amy TanThe Hundred Secret Senses by Amy Tan
Rising Sun by Michael CrichtonRising Sun by Michael Crichton
Deeper Than the Dead (Oak Knoll, #1) by Tami HoagDeeper Than the Dead by Tami Hoag (1st book of Oak Knoll series)
When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie OtsukaWhen the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka
Vineland by Thomas PynchonVineland by Thomas Pynchon
Ask the Dust  by John FanteAsk the Dust by John Fante
Zorro by Isabel AllendeZorro by Isabel Allende
A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer EganA Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan (also NY)
The White Album by Joan DidionThe White Album by Joan Didion
McTeague by Frank NorrisMcTeague by Frank Norris
Virtual Light (Bridge Trilogy, #1) by William GibsonVirtual Light by William Gibson (1st book of Bridge series)
Midnight by Dean KoontzMidnight by Dean Koontz
Clandestine by James EllroyClandestine by James Ellroy
Two Years Before the Mast  A Sailor's Life at Sea by Richard Henry Dana Jr.Two Years Before the Mast: A Sailor's Life at Sea by Richard Henry Dana Jr.
The Pastures of Heaven by John SteinbeckThe Pastures of Heaven by John Steinbeck
A Crack in the Edge of the World by Simon WinchesterA Crack in the Edge of the World by Simon Winchester
Sweet Thursday by John SteinbeckSweet Thursday by John Steinbeck
Cadillac Desert  The American West and Its Disappearing Water by Marc ReisnerCadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water by Marc Reisner
Winter Moon by Dean KoontzWinter Moon by Dean Koontz
House Of Sand And Fog by Andre Dubus IIIHouse Of Sand And Fog by Andre Dubus III
All Good Things Die in L.A. by Anhoni PatelAll Good Things Die in L.A. by Anhoni Patel
Confetti Covered Quicksand by Amy AsburyConfetti Covered Quicksand by Amy Asbury
The Red Pony by John SteinbeckThe Red Pony by John Steinbeck
Shopgirl by Steve MartinShopgirl by Steve Martin
The Day of the Locust by Nathanael WestThe Day of the Locust by Nathanael West
The Language of Flowers by Vanessa DiffenbaughThe Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson WalkerThe Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker
Already Dead  A California Gothic by Denis JohnsonAlready Dead: A California Gothic by Denis Johnson
Farm City  The Education of an Urban Farmer by Novella CarpenterFarm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer by Novella Carpenter
Oil! by Upton SinclairOil! by Upton Sinclair
Alice Waters and Chez Panisse by Thomas McNameeAlice Waters and Chez Panisse by Thomas McNamee
Al Capone Shines My Shoes by Gennifer CholdenkoAl Capone Shines My Shoes by Gennifer Choldenko
The Barbarian Nurseries by Héctor TobarThe Barbarian Nurseries by Héctor Tobar
The Devil's Teeth  A True Story of Obsession and Survival Among America's Great White Sharks by Susan CaseyThe Devil's Teeth: A True Story of Obsession and Survival Among America's Great White Sharks by Susan Casey
The Watchman (Joe Pike, #1) by Robert CraisThe Watchman by Robert Crais (1st book of Joe Pike series)
To a God Unknown by John SteinbeckTo a God Unknown by John Steinbeck
Divisadero by Michael OndaatjeDivisadero by Michael Ondaatje
The Trench by Steve AltenThe Trench by Steve Alten
Ecology of Fear  Los Angeles and the Imagination of Disaster by Mike DavisEcology of Fear: Los Angeles and the Imagination of Disaster by Mike Davis
Assembling California by John McPheeAssembling California by John McPhee
In the Shadow of the Cypress by Thomas SteinbeckIn the Shadow of the Cypress by Thomas Steinbeck
The Mountains of California by John MuirThe Mountains of California by John Muir
If I Did It  Confessions of the Killer by O.J. SimpsonIf I Did It: Confessions of the Killer by O.J. Simpson
Love Finds You in Calico, California by Elizabeth LudwigLove Finds You in Calico, California by Elizabeth Ludwig
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'DellIsland of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
Torment (Fallen, #2) by Lauren KateTorment by Lauren Kate (2nd book of Fallen series)
Redeeming Love by Francine RiversRedeeming Love by Francine Rivers
The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWittThe Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt
The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy NelsonThe Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
Lucifer's Hammer by Larry NivenLucifer's Hammer by Larry Niven
Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah OcklerTwenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler
Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. ButlerParable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler
The Scarlet Thread by Francine RiversThe Scarlet Thread by Francine Rivers
Audrey, Wait! by Robin BenwayAudrey, Wait! by Robin Benway
Rot & Ruin (Benny Imura, #1) by Jonathan MaberryRot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry (1st book of Benny Imura series)
The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan PatronThe Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron
Virgin River (Virgin River, #1) by Robyn CarrVirgin River by Robyn Carr (1st book of series)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers by Jack FinneyInvasion of the Body Snatchers by Jack Finney
The Measure of a Lady by Deeanne GistThe Measure of a Lady by Deeanne Gist
Samson's Lovely Mortal (Scanguards Vampires, #1) by Tina FolsomSamson's Lovely Mortal by Tina Folsom (1st book of Scanguards Vampires series)
Juliet Immortal (Juliet Immortal, #1) by Stacey JayJuliet Immortal by Stacey Jay (1st book of series)
Just Like Heaven by Marc LevyJust Like Heaven by Marc Levy (AKA If Only It Were True)
Chasing Perfect (Fool's Gold, #1) by Susan MalleryChasing Perfect by Susan Mallery (1st book of Fool's Gold series)
Babe in Boyland by Jody GehrmanBabe in Boyland by Jody Gehrman
Another Piece of My Heart by Jane GreenAnother Piece of My Heart by Jane Green


message 4: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (last edited Aug 03, 2012 03:47PM) (new)

Diane | 6453 comments .


I am Legend  And Other Stories by Richard MathesonI am Legend: And Other Stories by Richard Matheson
The Renegades by T. Jefferson ParkerThe Renegades by T. Jefferson Parker
Racing Against Time (Cavanaugh Justice, #1) by Marie FerrarellaRacing Against Time by Marie Ferrarella (1st book of Cavanaugh Justice series)
Secrets of Bella Terra (Bella Terra Deception, #1) by Christina DoddSecrets of Bella Terra by Christina Dodd (1st book of series)
The Transmigration of Timothy Archer by Philip K. DickThe Transmigration of Timothy Archer by Philip K. Dick
Potential by Ariel SchragPotential by Ariel Schrag
Jack Wakes Up (Jack Palms, #1) by Seth HarwoodJack Wakes Up by Seth Harwood (1st book of Jack Palms series)
Rising Shadow (Discontinued First Edition) by Jacquelyn WheelerRising Shadow by Jacquelyn Wheeler (1st book of The Soterians)
Karma  A Jill Smith Mystery by Susan DunlapKarma: A Jill Smith Mystery by Susan Dunlap (1st book of Jill Smith series)
Eight Of Swords by David SkibbinsEight Of Swords by David Skibbins (1st Tarot Card Mystery)
Bel-Air Dead (Stone Barrington, #20) by Stuart WoodsBel-Air Dead by Stuart Woods (Stone Barrington #20)
Big Sur by Jack KerouacBig Sur by Jack Kerouac
In Watermelon Sugar by Richard BrautiganIn Watermelon Sugar by Richard Brautigan
Shadowland (The Mediator, #1) by Meg CabotShadowland by Meg Cabot (1st book of The Mediator series)
Disenchanted by Sherry SouleDisenchanted by Sherry Soule
The Man Whose Teeth Were All Exactly Alike by Philip K. DickThe Man Whose Teeth Were All Exactly Alike by Philip K. Dick
To Kill A Warlock by H.P. MalloryTo Kill A Warlock by H.P. Mallory
In Too Deep (Looking Glass Trilogy, #1; Arcane Society, #10) by Jayne Ann KrentzIn Too Deep by Jayne Ann Krentz (1st book in the Looking Glass Trilogy)
A Step from Heaven by An NaA Step from Heaven by An Na
Fool's Puzzle (A Benni Harper Mystery #1) by Earlene FowlerFool's Puzzle by Earlene Fowler (1st Benni Harper Mystery)
Ghouls Just Haunt to Have Fun (Ghost Hunter Mystery, #3) by Victoria LaurieGhouls Just Haunt to Have Fun by Victoria Laurie (3rd Ghost Hunter Mystery)
Fatal Shadows (Adrien English Mystery, #1)  by Josh LanyonFatal Shadows by Josh Lanyon (1st Adrien English Mystery)
Don't Die, Dragonfly (The Seer, #1) by Linda Joy SingletonDon't Die, Dragonfly by Linda Joy Singleton (1st book in The Seer series)
Someone Like You (Los Lobos, #1) by Susan MallerySomeone Like You by Susan Mallery (1st book in Los Lobos series)
Working Stiff (Revivalist, #1) by Rachel CaineWorking Stiff by Rachel Caine (1st book in Revivalist series)
Sullivan's Woman by Nora RobertsSullivan's Woman by Nora Roberts
The Spectator Bird by Wallace StegnerThe Spectator Bird by Wallace Stegner
The Rook (The Patrick Bowers Files, #2) by Steven JamesThe Rook by Steven James (2nd book in Patrick Bowers Files series)
The Mermaid's Mirror by L.K. MadiganThe Mermaid's Mirror by L.K. Madigan
Deep in the Valley (Grace Valley Trilogy, #1) by Robyn CarrDeep in the Valley by Robyn Carr (1st book in Grace Valley Trilogy)
Ryan's Return by Barbara FreethyRyan's Return by Barbara Freethy
My Double Life by Janette RallisonMy Double Life by Janette Rallison
Aftertime (Aftertime, #1) by Sophie LittlefieldAftertime by Sophie Littlefield (1st book in Aftertime series)
Happy Hour at Casa Dracula (Casa Dracula #1) by Marta AcostaHappy Hour at Casa Dracula by Marta Acosta (1st book in Casa Dracula series)
The Pace (The Pace, #1) by Shelena ShortsThe Pace by Shelena Shorts (1st book in The Pace series)
The Writing Class by Jincy WillettThe Writing Class by Jincy Willett
The Dawn Patrol (Boone Daniels #1) by Don WinslowThe Dawn Patrol by Don Winslow (1st book in Boone Daniels series)
Crush on You (Three Kisses, #1) by Christie RidgwayCrush on You by Christie Ridgway (1st book in Three Kisses series)
Hollywood Scandals  (A Hollywood Headlines Mystery #1) by Gemma HallidayHollywood Scandals by Gemma Halliday (1st Hollywood Headlines Mystery)
The New Centurions by Joseph WambaughThe New Centurions by Joseph Wambaugh
A Touch of Crimson (Renegade Angels, #1) by Sylvia DayA Touch of Crimson by Sylvia Day (1st book in Renegade Angels series)
Ghost a la Mode (A Ghost of Granny Apples Mystery, #1) by Sue Ann JaffarianGhost a la Mode by Sue Ann Jaffarian (1st Ghost of Granny Apples Mystery)
Songs For A Teenage Nomad by Kim CulbertsonSongs For A Teenage Nomad by Kim Culbertson
Daniel's Gift by Barbara FreethyDaniel's Gift by Barbara Freethy
The House of Mondavi  The Rise and Fall of an American Wine Dynasty by Julia Flynn SilerThe House of Mondavi: The Rise and Fall of an American Wine Dynasty
Harvests of Joy  How the Good Life Became Great Business by Robert MondaviHarvests of Joy: How the Good Life Became Great Business by Robert Mondavi
Overload by Arthur HaileyOverload by Arthur Hailey
The Valley of the Moon (Dodo Press) by Jack LondonThe Valley of the Moon by Jack London
I Dreamed I Married Perry Mason (A Cece Caruso Mystery #1) by Susan KandelI Dreamed I Married Perry Mason by Susan Kandel (1st Cece Caruso Mystery)
Hunted Past Reason by Richard MathesonHunted Past Reason by Richard Matheson


message 9: by K.M. (last edited Nov 16, 2013 03:02PM) (new)

K.M. Barkley | 10 comments Emerald by Phyllis A. Whitney. Was set in Palm Springs. Also, Weep No More My Lady by Mary Higgins Clark.


message 10: by Apoorv (new)

Apoorv  Moghe (goodreadscomapoorv) | 21 comments Another book to the impressive list that is set in California is this Crime Mystery.

Double Indemnity by James M. Cain

Double Indemnity by James M. Cain


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