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message 1: by Sarah (Mood Reader) (last edited Jun 15, 2009 06:12AM) (new)

Sarah (Mood Reader) (bookworm1887) I need some help to find a book that is based in a small town. If anyone could give me a website to look at books based in small towns that would be great. Also recommendations of your own would be great. I was going to read At Home in Mitford but I waited too long and the library wants their book back.


message 2: by Nikki (new)

Nikki Boisture | 121 comments The Fannie Flagg books are generally pretty good small-town books.


message 3: by Debra (new)

Debra A Thousand Acres A Novel
I read this years and years ago, but I remember I enjoyed it and it was far from my usual read, so maybe that's why I remember enjoying it.


Jamie (The Perpetual Page-Turner) (perpetualpageturner) | 636 comments Nineteen Minutes.. that's what I'm using for that challenge.


message 5: by Katie (new)

Katie Flora Wilkins (kflora) Empire Falls was a good fast read. It takes place in a depressed New England mill town.


message 6: by Sharon (new)

Sharon Ellis | 176 comments Main Street by Sinclaire Lewis, Saulk Center, Minnesota. (Via my husband John's recommendation)
Love to all!
Sharon


message 7: by M.D. (new)

M.D. (mdbenoit) Sarah wrote: "I need some help to find a book that is based in a small town. If anyone could give me a website to look at books based in small towns that would be great. Also recommendations of your own would be..."

Try Scotch River by Linda Little


message 8: by Brenda (new)

Brenda | 266 comments The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence - about an older woman reflecting back on her life in a small prairie town. Some say it's depressing but I enjoyed it...


message 9: by Morgan P (last edited Jun 15, 2009 02:19PM) (new)

Morgan P | 172 comments Nicholas Sparks frequently writes about small towns, but only read them if you like romantic-type books. I'm using True Believer by Nicholas Sparks for the challenge.


message 10: by M.D. (new)

M.D. (mdbenoit) Brenda wrote: "The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence - about an older woman reflecting back on her life in a small prairie town. Some say it's depressing but I enjoyed it..."

Stone Angel is a wonderful book.


message 11: by Becky (new)

Becky (beckyofthe19and9) Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani is set in a small town in the Appalachian Mountains. I used to live very close to there, and I can tell you, it is VERY rural/small towny.


Petra: all work & no play makes you poor.On hiatus (petra-x) If you like classics of the Jane Austen variety, I think you would probably enjoy Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell. Sharp and witty, its a look at the inhabitants of Cranford.



message 13: by Dorie (new)

Dorie (dorieann) | 430 comments If you like mysteries, Starvation Lake A Mystery by Bryan Gruley is a good one set in a small town.


message 14: by Katie (new)

Katie (katieisallbooked) | 109 comments Katie Flora wrote: "Empire Falls was a good fast read. It takes place in a depressed New England mill town."

I also really liked this one.

Welcome to Temptation is another one if you like chick lit romance.


message 15: by Marsha (last edited Jun 17, 2009 12:03PM) (new)

Marsha (earthmarsha) Nearly everything by Garrison Keillor.


message 16: by Brenda (new)

Brenda | 163 comments The Miss Julia Series by Ann Ross is excellent.


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