Books set in North America


Canada

Various

Munro, Alice
Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage

Newfoundland

Grenfell, Wilfred T.
- Adrift on an Ice Pan

Nova Scotia

Palka, Kurt
- The Piano Maker

Ontario

Erdrich, Louise
Books and Islands in Ojibwe Country: Traveling Through the Land of my Ancestors

Khan, Ausma Zehanat
- The Unquiet Dead
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The Language of Secrets

Quebec

Thúy, Kim
- Ru


Mexico

Herrera, Yuri
- Signs Preceding the End of the World

McDougall, Christopher
Born to Run

Wariner, Ruth
- The Sound of Gravel: A Memoir


United States

Various

Abbott, Karen
- Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi
- The Thing Around Your Neck

Bryson, Bill
- A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
I'm a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America after Twenty Years Away
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The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America

Edin, Kathryn J. and H. Luke Shaefer
- $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America

Ehrenreich, Barbara
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America

Steinem, Gloria
- My Life on the Road

Vowell, Sarah
- Assassination Vacation

Williams, Terry Tempest
- The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America's National Parks

Alabama

Lee, Harper
- To Kill a Mockingbird

Alaska

Ivey, Eowyn
The Snow Child

Arkansas

Conley, Garrard
- Boy Erased: A Memoir

Schiffer, Vivienne
Camp Nine 

California

Cox, Lynne
Grayson

DeWitt, Patrick
- The Sisters Brothers

Ng, Fae Myenne
Bone

Otsuka, Julie
The Buddha in the Attic

Strayed, Cheryl
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

Colorado

Klebold, Sue
- A Mother's Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy

Delaware

Henríquez, Cristina
- The Book of Unknown Americans

Florida

Danticat, Edwidge
- Brother, I'm Dying

Hurston, Zora Neale
- Their Eyes Were Watching God

Georgia

Berendt, John
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Jones, Tayari
- An American Marriage

Hawaii

Vowell, Sarah
- Unfamiliar Fishes

Idaho

Brelinski, Val
- The Girl Who Slept with God

Illinois

Larson, Erik
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America

Iowa

McHugh, Laura
- Arrowood

Kansas

Capote, Truman
- In Cold Blood

Louisiana

Gaines, Ernest J.
A Lesson Before Dying

Tidwell, Mike
- Bayou Farewell: The Rich Life and Tragic Death of Louisiana's Cajun Coast

Maine

Finkel, Michael
- The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit

Nutt, Amy Ellis
- Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family

Sullivan, J. Courtney
- Maine

Maryland

Coates, Ta-Nehisi
- Between the World and Me

Moore, Wes
- The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates

Massachusetts

Guerrero, Diane
- In the Country We Love: My Family Divided

Haigh, Jennifer
Faith

Larson, Kate Clifford
- Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter

Oyeyemi, Helen
- Boy Snow Bird

Shapiro, B.A.
The Art Forger

Steinberg, Avi
Running the Books: The Adventures of an Accidental Prison Librarian

Vowell, Sarah
- The Wordy Shipmates

Michigan

Flournoy, Angela
- The Turner House

Minnesota

Enger, Leif
- Peace Like a River

Erdrich, Louise
Shadow Tag

Mississippi

Ward, Jesmyn
- Men We Reaped

Missouri

Flynn, Gillian
Gone Girl

Montana

Krakauer, Jon
- Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town

Nebraska

Rowell, Rainbow
- Attachments

New Jersey

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi
Americanah

Díaz, Junot
- This Is How You Lose Her

New Mexico

Connors, Philip
- Fire Season: Field Notes from a Wilderness Lookout

New York

Danticat, Edwidge
- Brother, I'm Dying

DeLillo, Don
- Falling Man

García, Cristina
- Dreaming in Cuban

Groff, Lauren
Arcadia

Hamill, Pete
- Forever

Kwok, Jean
Girl in Translation

Mun, Nami
Miles from Nowhere

Nović, Sara
- Girl at War

Rowe, Claudia
- The Spider and the Fly: A Reporter, a Serial Killer, and the Meaning of Murder

Samuelsson, Marcus
- Yes, Chef

Torres, Justin
- We the Animals

Uwiringiyimana, Sandra
- How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child

North Carolina

Pessl, Marisha
- Special Topics in Calamity Physics

North Dakota

Enger, Leif
- Peace Like a River

Erdrich, Louise
The Round House

Oklahoma

Grann, David
- The Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

Ohio

Ng, Celeste
- Everything I Never Told You - Little Fires Everywhere

Perkins-Valdez, Dolen
- Wench

Oregon

DeWitt, Patrick
- The Sisters Brothers

Pennsylvania

Bechdel, Alison
- Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

Tennessee

Conley, Garrard
- Boy Erased: A Memoir

Kiernan, Denise
- The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II

Texas

Johnson, Donna
- Holy Ghost Girl: A Memoir

Lawson, Jenny
Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir

Benjamin Alire Sáenz
- Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Utah

Otsuka, Julie
When the Emperor Was Divine

Vermont

Tartt, Donna
- The Secret History

Virginia

Conklin, Tara
The House Girl

Kingsolver, Barbara
- Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life

Washington, D.C.

Mastromonaco, Alyssa
Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?: And Other Questions You Should Have Answers To When You Work in the White House

Washington State

Alexie, Sherman
- The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
-
The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven
-
Reservation Blues

Wisconsin

Larson, Kate Clifford
- Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter

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