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message 1: by Claire (last edited Dec 06, 2017 11:09PM) (new)

Claire | 143 comments I may not be able to keep up with both world and state travel, but why not try.

Alabama Go Set a Watchman Harper Lee (March 2016)
Alaska The Snow Child Eowyn Ivey (December 2017)
Arizona: The Water KnifeBacigalupi (August 2015)
Arkansas
California: Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck (Oct 2012)
Colorado: Our Souls at Night Kent Haruf (March 2016)
Connecticut
Delaware: The Book of Unknown Americans (Feb 2016)
D. C. Mrs.Lincoln and Mrs. Keckly (Sept2015)
Florida
Georgia: Home Toni Morrison (Dec 2012)
Hawaii
Idaho: The Big Burn Timothy Egan (Dec 2011)
Illinois: The Crying TreeNaseem Rakha (September 2012)
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana: The Optimist's Daughter Eudora Welty (Dec 2011)
Maine: The Country of Pointed Firs Sarah Orne Jewett (June 2015)
Maryland: Between the World and Me Ta-Nehisi Coates (January 2016)
Massachusetts (could have also been Maine or NY) The Women Who Raised Me Victoria Rowell (March 2013)
Michigan
Minnesota: State of Wonder Ann Patchett (June 2012)
Mississippi: The Help Kathryn Stockett (Nov 2011)
Missouri: The Dead LandsBenjamin Percy (Dec 2015)
Montana
Nebraska: My Antonia Willa Cather (Oct 2011)
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico: Blood and Thunder:The Epic Story of Kit Carson and the Conquest of the American Southwest Hampton Sides (August 2016)
New York: Triangle: The Fire that Changed America,David Von Drehle (Oct 2011)
North Carolina
North Dakota: Four Souls, Louise Erdrich (July 2012)
Ohio: Putting Makeup on Dead People , Jennifer Violi (Aug 2012)
Oklahoma: Egg Cups & Oil Wells , Marla Martin Hanley with her mother Euna (March 2015)
Oregon: The Girl Who Fell From the Sky Heidi Durrow (Feb 2012)
Pennsylvania: The Johnstown Flood David G McCullough (May 2012)
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee: Flight Behavior Barbara Kingsolver (January 9, 2013)
Texas
Utah
Vermont: Postcards E. Annie Proulx (September 2016)
Virginia The Secrets of Mary Bowser Lois Leveen (September 2013)
Washington: Joy for Beginners Erica Bauermeister (August 2012)
West Virginia
Wisconsin Wingshooters Nina Revoyr (November 2012)
Wyoming

ROGUE ADDITIONS
Arizona Spare Parts Joshua Davis (December 2016)
California The Crack at the Edge of the World(June 2016)
D. C. Mrs Lincoln's Dressmaker (Sept 2015)
D.C. Frances Perkins: The Woman Behind the New Deal (Feb 2016)
Maryland The Immortal Life ofHenrietta Lacks (June 2016)
New York: Unorthodox by Deborah Feldman (June 2012)
New York: The Unfinished Work of Elizabth D Nicole Bernier (Fall 2013)
New York: City on Fire Garth Risk Hallberg (February 2016)
New York Nobody's Fool Richard Russo (December 2016)
New York Everybody's Fool Richard Russo (December 2016)
New York A Replacement Life Boris Fishman (March 2017)
New York Small Great ThingsJodi Picoult(June 2017)
Oklahoma Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck (April 2015)
Oregon: GlaciersAlexis M Smith (Jan 2014)
Oregon: The Residue Years Mitchell S Jackson (Feb 2015)
Oregon: Mink River Brian Doyle (Jan 2017)
Pennsylvania: Emily Alone O'Nan (May 2013)
Virginia: A Mercy Toni Morrison (Jan 2017)
Washington:Love, Water, Memory Jennie Shortridge (October 2013)
Washington: The Inn at Rose Harbor Debbie McComber (Oct 2013)
Washington: Bold Spirit: Helga Estby's Forgotten Walk Across Victorian America Linda Lawrence Hunt (February 2014)
Washington:The OrchardistAmanda Coplin (October 2016)
Washington:Ash Falls Warren Read (August 2017)
Wisconsin: Evicted:Poverty and Profit in the American CityDesmond (February 2017)


message 2: by Claire (last edited Jul 04, 2012 05:21PM) (new)

Claire | 143 comments #3 I'm counting it here for MN since I don't feel it taught much about Brazil and the natives were fictitious. Rather it was about how Americans--and I think Australians--feel being in the jungles.
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett


message 3: by Claire (last edited Jul 07, 2012 11:11AM) (new)

Claire | 143 comments I found a booklist that helped my memory so I can add more books since Oct. 2011.
#4 Idaho: The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America . Also included MT and WA, but I'm using it for ID.
#5 Pennsylvania: The Johnstown Flood
#6. Mississippi: The Help
#7. Louisiana: The Optimist's Daughter
#8, Nebraska: My Ántonia


message 4: by Claire (last edited Aug 14, 2012 08:38PM) (new)

Claire | 143 comments I just added #9 Four Souls for North Dakota. I'd recognized only towns in MN that characters traveled to; however, the suggested subject headings include North Dakota fiction--so I am assuming the reservation is in ND.


message 5: by Claire (last edited Aug 19, 2012 11:06AM) (new)

Claire | 143 comments #10 Joy For Beginners Mostly set in Seattle WA Not a very good read, but it filled a slot and it is for a group read, so I finished it.


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Claire | 143 comments #11 Putting Makeup on Dead People by Jen Violi , set in Dayton, OH


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Claire | 143 comments #12 The Crying Tree, set between OR and IL; I am using it for IL


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Claire | 143 comments #13 Of Mice and Menfor California (Oct 4, 2012)


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Claire | 143 comments #14 Wingshooters, Wisconsis (Nov 20, 2012)


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Claire | 143 comments #15 Home; Georgia (Dec 23, 2012)


message 11: by Claire (last edited Jan 09, 2013 07:33PM) (new)

Claire | 143 comments Renumbering for 2013: #1 Flight Behavior, Tennessee (January 9, 2013)


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Claire | 143 comments #2 The Women Who Raised Me: A Memoir Using it for Massachusetts (though almost equal parts Maine and New York also) (March 2013)


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Claire | 143 comments rogue #1 Emily, Alone (May 2013) (I didn't like it and I didn't even get a new state for it!)


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Claire | 143 comments #3 The Secrets of Mary Bowser, Virginia (September 6, 2013)


message 15: by Claire (last edited Oct 14, 2013 04:46PM) (new)

Claire | 143 comments Rogue #2, #3, Both Washington State and October 2013
Love Water Memory
The Inn at Rose Harbor


message 16: by Claire (last edited Aug 05, 2015 06:12PM) (new)

Claire | 143 comments Rogue #1 for 2014 Glaciers Oregon (Jan 2014)


message 18: by Claire (last edited Mar 18, 2015 09:41AM) (new)

Claire | 143 comments #1 for 2015 Egg Cups & Oil Wells Oklahoma, March, 2015


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Claire | 143 comments Rogue #1 fo 2015 The Grapes of Wrath Oklahoma/ California April 2015)


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Claire | 143 comments Rogue #2 for 2015 The Residue Years Oregon, February 2015. Yep it should be #1, but I forgot to add it then.


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Claire | 143 comments #3 for 2015 The Water Knife Arizona August 2015


message 23: by Claire (last edited Sep 27, 2015 10:43AM) (new)


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Claire | 143 comments Rogue #3 for 2015 Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker Washington, DC September 2015


message 25: by Claire (new)

Claire | 143 comments #5 for 2015 The Dead Lands. I'm counting it for Missouri, though there was equal action in ND and OR plus a little in MT. There must have been other mentions of states on the way, but they didn't make an impression. December 2015


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Claire | 143 comments #1 for 2016 Between the World and Me. I'm counting it for Maryland as a good portion happens in Baltimore; New York is another possibiity. January 2016


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Claire | 143 comments Rogue traveler #1 and #2 for 2016

The Woman Behind the New Deal: The Life of Frances Perkins, FDR'S Secretary of Labor and His Moral Conscience Washington DC (could also be NY), (February 2016)

City on Fire New York (Feb 2016)


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Claire | 143 comments #2 for 2016 The Book of Unknown Americans
Delaware (February 2016)


message 29: by Claire (last edited Mar 08, 2016 04:39PM) (new)

Claire | 143 comments #3 for 2016 Go Set a Watchman Alabama (March 2016)


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Claire | 143 comments #4 for 2016 Our Souls at Night Colorado (March 2016)


message 31: by Laurie (new)

Laurie | 627 comments Claire wrote: "#4 for 2016 Our Souls at Night Colorado (March 2016)"

I read this a couple of weeks ago and thought it was great. The end was so sad. Did you like it?


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Claire | 143 comments Laurie wrote: "Claire wrote: "#4 for 2016 Our Souls at Night Colorado (March 2016)"

I read this a couple of weeks ago and thought it was great. The end was so sad. Did you like it?"


I was so disappointed in the ending, yet I could see her priorities. I liked the concept of the book, but not the actual narrative style. (Sorry I missed your comment earlier.)


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Claire | 143 comments Rogue Traveler #3 in 2016 A Crack in the Edge of the World California (June 2016)


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Claire | 143 comments Rogue Traveler #4 in 2016 The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Maryland (June 2016)


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Claire | 143 comments #6 for 2016 Postcards Vermont (September 2016)


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Claire | 143 comments Rogue Traveler #5 The Orchardist Washington (October 2016)


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Claire | 143 comments Rogue Traveler #7 Nobody's Fool Bath, New York (December 2016)


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Claire | 143 comments Rogue Traveler #1 for 2017 A Mercy, Virginia (January 2017)


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Claire | 143 comments Rogue Traveler #2 Mink River, Oregon (January 2017)


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Claire | 143 comments Rogue traveler #3 Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City , Wisconsin (February 2017)


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Claire | 143 comments Rogue Traveler #4 A Replacement Life, New York (March 2017)


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Claire | 143 comments Rogue Traveler #5 Small Great Things, New York (June 2017)


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Claire | 143 comments Rogue Traveler #6 for 2017 Ash Falls , Washington (August 2017)


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Claire | 143 comments #1 for 2017 The Snow Child, Alaska (December 2017)


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