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(New England = Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.)
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726 books · 337 voters · list created August 25th, 2009 by Janna (votes) .
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message 1: by Carrie (new)

Carrie Love your idea for this book list! John Irving is one of my favorite contemporary authors and one of my favorite themes of his is how he captures what it's like to be from New England.


message 2: by Janna (new)

Janna Thanks! Yes, John Irving is one of my favorites, too, and he's so associated with New England.

Feel free to add any books you can think of!


message 3: by Cheryl (last edited Jan 18, 2010 06:42AM) (new)

Cheryl How about "The Outermost House" by Henry Beston! or "Cape Cod" by William Martin? "The Enduring Shore" by Paul Schneider, and "Hearts and Bones" and the other books in Margaret Lawrence's series about Hannah Trevor. "The Heretic's Daughter" by Kathleen Kent.


message 4: by Janna (new)

Janna You can add books by searching for them under "find/add book to the list" on the top right. :)


message 5: by Scott (new)

Scott I'm a native New Englander who mostly grew up in Baltimore, but even I don't know why there are so many Laura Lippmann and Anne Tyler books on this list. And Misery, while written by a New Englander, is set in Colorado. Sorry for the pedantry, but this kind of false, random and sloppy voting for books that don't fit the intent of the list is endemic on Goodreads. It drives me battier than Stephen King's attic.


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) I've removed Misery, which is indeed not a New England book. Could you specify which Laura Lippmann and Anne Tyler books you think are misplaced? Maybe someone who voted for them could give a reason why they think the books belong on this list?


message 7: by Vicki (new)

Vicki Laura Lippmann's Tess Monaghan series is set in Baltimore, Maryland, not in New England.


message 8: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer All of Anne Tyler's books are set in Baltimore which is in Maryland, not in New England.


message 9: by Chris (new)

Chris Gager There are several Richard Russo books at the end of the list that are set in New York state, not New England. Nobody's Fool, Everybody's Fool, The Risk Pool, not sure about Bridge of Sighs, Straight Man(Pennsylvania?) ...


message 10: by Chris (new)

Chris Gager Too many R. Russo books here that are set in New York, NOT New England. "Nobody's/Everybody's Fool " for instance ...


message 11: by Elaine (new)

Elaine I've removed the inappropriate Russos, Tylers, and Lippmanns that I could spot in the list. (I guess there are folks who think "New England" = one of the 13 original colonies, perhaps?)


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