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message 1: by Rosemarie (last edited Dec 02, 2019 03:49PM) (new)

Rosemarie | 3186 comments Last year I had a organized whirlwind tour of the 50 states and D.C.

This year I am going to revisit some of the states for a more leisurely trip and continue my journey in 2019.

List of States:

Alabama - Up from Slavery
Alaska - The Year of Miss Agnes
Arizona - The Andromeda Strain
Arkansas - Life on the Mississippi
California - Esperanza Rising, The Postman Always Rings Twice
Colorado - Plainsong
Connecticut - Winterbound
Delaware - A Light in the Storm: The Civil War Diary of Amelia Martin, Fenwick Island, Delaware, 1861
Florida - Mules and Men
Georgia - Gone with the Wind
Hawaii - The House Without a Key
Idaho - Avalanche
Illinois - So Big, A Raisin in the Sun
Indiana - Penrod and Sam
Iowa - Little Heathens: Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm During the Great Depression
Kansas - Not Without Laughter
Kentucky - The Trail of the Lonesome Pine
Louisiana - Black Like Me, 12 Years a Slave
Maine - Travels with Charley: In Search of America
Maryland - Jacob Have I Loved
Massachusetts - Ethan Frome, The Scarlet Letter
Michigan - The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963
Minnesota - Heaven to Betsy
Mississippi - As I Lay Dying
Missouri - The Whole Town's Talking
Montana - Hattie Big Sky
Nebraska - O Pioneers!
Nevada - His Master's Voice
New Hampshire - Our Town, A Separate Peace
New Jersey - Patrimony
New Mexico - Death Comes for the Archbishop
New York - Manchild in the Promised Land, The Greek Coffin Mystery, Brown Girl, Brownstones
North Carolina - Stella by Starlight
North Dakota - Fargo Rock City: A Heavy Metal Odyssey in Rural North Dakota
Ohio - Homer Price, Centerburg Tales: More Adventures of Homer Price
Oklahoma - Letter From Home
Oregon - Henry Huggins
Pennsylvania - Appointment in Samarra
Rhode Island - The Dreams in the Witch House, The Case Of Charles Dexter Ward
South Carolina- Cast Two Shadows: The American Revolution in the South
South Dakota - The Long Winter
Tennessee - The Jew Store by Stella Suberman
Texas - Giant, Lonesome Dove
Utah - Riders of the Purple Sage
Vermont - Pollyanna
Virginia - The Confessions of Nat Turner
Washington - The White Cascade: The Great Northern Railway Disaster and America's Deadliest Avalanche
West Virginia - Too Many Cooks
Wisconsin - Blankets
Wyoming - The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains

Washington, D.C. - Lost in the City


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Rosemarie | 3186 comments State 1 - Massachusetts

Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

The writing in this book amazing, but the story is so sad.


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Rosemarie | 3186 comments State 2- Alaska

The Year of Miss Agnes
The Year of Miss Agnes by Kirkpatrick Hill


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Rosemarie | 3186 comments State 3 - New Hampshire

Our Town by Thornton Wilder
Our Town by Thornton Wilder


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Rosemarie | 3186 comments State 4 - Louisiana

Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin
Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin


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Rosemarie | 3186 comments State 6 - California

Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan
Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan


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Rosemarie | 3186 comments State 7 - South Dakota

The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Long Winter (Little House, #6) by Laura Ingalls Wilder


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Rosemarie | 3186 comments State 10 - Vermont

Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter
Pollyanna (Pollyanna, #1) by Eleanor H. Porter


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Rosemarie | 3186 comments State 14- Wyoming

The Virginian by Owen Wister
The Virginian by Owen Wister


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Rosemarie | 3186 comments State 15 - New Jersey

Patrimony by Philip Roth
Patrimony by Philip Roth


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Rosemarie | 3186 comments State 16 - Nebraska

O Pioneers! by Willa Cather
O Pioneers! by Willa Cather


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Rosemarie | 3186 comments Revisiting Louisiana

12 Years a Slave by Solomon Northup
12 Years a Slave by Solomon Northup


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Rosemarie | 3186 comments State 17- Mississippi

As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner


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Rosemarie | 3186 comments State 18 - North Carolina

Stella by Starlight by Sharon M. Draper
Stella by Starlight by Sharon M. Draper


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Rosemarie | 3186 comments State 19 - Oklahoma

Letter From Home by Carolyn G. Hart
Letter From Home by Carolyn G. Hart


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Rosemarie | 3186 comments Revisiting Massachusetts

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne


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Rosemarie | 3186 comments State 20: Arkansas

Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain
Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain


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Rosemarie | 3186 comments State 21: Illinois

So Big by Edna Ferber
So Big by Edna Ferber


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Rosemarie | 3186 comments State 22: Ohio

Homer Price by Robert McCloskey
Homer Price by Robert McCloskey


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Candace (cprimackqcom) | 0 comments You are doing great Rosemarie! I just joined and I think I am going to start with a leisurely travel through the countries in 2019- just because My schedule is busy until then- but I love reading about countries, about women authors and works in translation so Im looking forward to the theme group reads next year! Good luck on your reading. 2018 was the only uear I did NOT meet my GRs challenge. The two main reasons were health issues and learning to knit (I joined projects in order to learn - I learned a lot- but it took up all my spare time.). Next year I have to organize better, bit I dont want to quit them because January is 🧦 and I have been wanting to learn socks since I started knitting!!Yay!


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Rosemarie | 3186 comments Thank you, Candace. I like the fact that you can choose your pace in this group, and read a lot of interesting books as well.
I used to knit a lot, including sweaters, but have never tried to knit socks. If you can do that, that will be a major accomplishment--and you will have some pretty socks.


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Rosemarie | 3186 comments Revisiting New York (Brooklyn)

Brown Girl, Brownstones by Paule Marshall
Brown Girl, Brownstones by Paule Marshall


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Rosemarie | 3186 comments State 25: Florida

Mules and Men by Zora Neale Hurston
Mules and Men by Zora Neale Hurston


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Rosemarie | 3186 comments State 26: Texas

Giant by Edna Ferber
Giant by Edna Ferber


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Rosemarie | 3186 comments My first stop in 2019 is a revisit to California.

The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain
The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain


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Rosemarie | 3186 comments State 31- West Virginia

Too Many Cooks by Rex Stout
Too Many Cooks (Nero Wolfe, #5) by Rex Stout


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Rosemarie | 3186 comments State 33: Montana

Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson
Hattie Big Sky (Hattie, #1) by Kirby Larson


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Rosemarie | 3186 comments State 34 - Pennsylvania

Appointment in Samarra by John O'Hara
Appointment in Samarra by John O'Hara


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Rosemarie | 3186 comments State 35: Minnesota

Heaven to Betsy by Maud Hart Lovelace
Heaven to Betsy (Betsy-Tacy, #5) by Maud Hart Lovelace


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Rosemarie | 3186 comments Revisiting New Hampshire:

A Separate Peace by John Knowles
A Separate Peace by John Knowles


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Rosemarie | 3186 comments State 36: Connecticut

Winterbound by Margery Williams Bianco
Winterbound by Margery Williams Bianco


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Rosemarie | 3186 comments Revisiting Texas

Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry


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