Toni Morrison

Winesburg, Ohio
Sherwood Anderson

Silent Witness
Richard North Patterson

A Secret Gift: How One Man's Kindness - And a Trove of Letters - Revealed the Hidden History of the Great Depression
Ted Gup

Plain Secrets: An Outsider Among the Amish
Joe Mackall


Where the Heart Is
Billie Letts

Toni Morrison

Grapes of Wrath
John Steinbeck

Keep a Little Secret
Dorothy Garlock

The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town
John Grisham


Cheryl Strayed 

Treasures in the Trunk: Quilts of the Oregon Trail
Mary Bywater Cross

Portlandtown: A Tale of the Oregon Wyldes
Rob DeBorde

Oregon City Girls: A Shocking True Story of Abduction and Murder
Linda O'Neal

Thread Reckoning: An Embroidery Mystery
Amanda Lee


The Silver Linings Playbook
Matthew Quick 

The Twelve Tribes of Hattie
Ayana Mathis

Skeleton Key
Jane Haddam

Baker Towers
Jennifer Haigh

Fragile Beasts
Tawni O'Dell

Rhode Island

My Sister's Keeper
Jodi Piccoult 

Compass Rose
John Casey

The Widows of Eastwick
John Updike

A Hundred Summers
Beatriz Williams

London is the Best City in America
Laura Dave

South Carolina

The Notebook
Nicholas Sparks 

The summer girls Mary Alice Monroe
Kathryn R Wall
South Dakota

61 Hours
Lee Child 

Bachelor Bess: The Homesteading Letters of Elizabeth Corey
Elizabeth Corey

Danielle Steel

The Taking of Libbie, SD
David Housewright

The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie
Wendy McClure


The Firm
John Grisham 

The Scarlet Sisters: Sex, Suffrage and Scandal in the Gilded Age
Myra MacPherson

The Firm
John Grisham

American Legend: The Real Life Adventures of David Crockett
Buddy Levy

Blue Dahlia
Nora Roberts

The Widow of the South
Robert Hicks


Friday Night Lights
H.G. Bissinger 

No Country for Old Men
Cormac McCarthy

Friday Night Lights
H.G. Bissinger

Getting Life: An Innocent Man's 25 Year Journey from Prison to Peace
Michael Morton

Wayfaring Stranger
James Lee Burke


Under the Banner of Heaven
Jon Krakauer 

The 19th Wife
David Ebershoff

Cage of Stars
Jacquelyn Mitchard

My Story
Elizabeth Smart

127 Hours: Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Aron Ralston


Dog Gone, Back Soon
Nick Trout

In the Fall
Jeffrey Lent

Abide with Me
Sabin Willett

The World Below
Sue Miller

Christopher A. Bohjalian


Flowers in the Attic
V.C. Andrews 

Pamela Ribon

Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Maria Semple 

Snow Falling on Cedars
David Guterson

The Ledge: An Adventure Story of Friendship and Survival on Mount Ranier
Jim Davidson

Breakfast at Sally's: One Homeless Man's Inspirational Journey
Richard LeMieux

The Way of Women
Lauraine Snelling

West Virginia

Rocket Boys
Homer H. Hickam 

Lark and Termite

Jayne Anne Phillips

Small Town Odds

Jason Headley

Ann Pancake
M. Glenn Taylor

The Art of Fielding
Chad Harbach 

Come a Little Closer
Dorothy Garlock

Population 485: Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time
Michael Perry

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
Edgar Wroblewski

Coop: A Year of Poultry Pigs, and Parenting
Michael Perry


Brokeback Mountain
Annie Proulx

Bone Fire
Mark Spragg

Close Range: Wyoming Stories
Annie Proulx

Red, White and Blue
Susan Isaacs

Merle's Door: Lessons from a Freethinking Dog
Ted Kerasote