Books set in North America



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


Person, Cea Sunrise
- North of Normal: A Memoir of My Wilderness Childhood, My Unusual Family, and How I Survived Both


DeFede, Jim
- The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland

Grenfell, Wilfred T.
- Adrift on an Ice Pan

Nova Scotia

Palka, Kurt
- The Piano Maker


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

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


Thúy, Kim
- Ru


Person, Cea Sunrise
- North of Normal: A Memoir of My Wilderness Childhood, My Unusual Family, and How I Survived Both


Herrera, Yuri
- Signs Preceding the End of the World

McDougall, Christopher
Born to Run

Sada, Daniel
- One Out of Two

Wariner, Ruth
- The Sound of Gravel: A Memoir

United States

Various States

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
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


Lee, Harper
- To Kill a Mockingbird

Stevenson, Bryan
- Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption


Ivey, Eowyn
The Snow Child

Kizzia, Tom
- Pilgrim's Wilderness: A True Story of Faith and Madness on the Alaska Frontier


Conley, Garrard
- Boy Erased: A Memoir

Schiffer, Vivienne
Camp Nine 


Cox, Lynne

DeWitt, Patrick
- The Sisters Brothers

Guinn, Jeff
- The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple

Ng, Fae Myenne

Otsuka, Julie
The Buddha in the Attic

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


Adams, Taylor
- No Exit

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


Henríquez, Cristina
- The Book of Unknown Americans


Danticat, Edwidge
- Brother, I'm Dying

Hurston, Zora Neale
- Their Eyes Were Watching God


Berendt, John
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Jones, Tayari
- An American Marriage


Vowell, Sarah
- Unfamiliar Fishes


Brelinski, Val
- The Girl Who Slept with God

Westover, Tara
- Educated: A Memoir


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


Guinn, Jeff
- The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple


McHugh, Laura
- Arrowood


Capote, Truman
- In Cold Blood


Gaines, Ernest J.
A Lesson Before Dying

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


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


Coates, Ta-Nehisi
- Between the World and Me

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


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

Haigh, Jennifer

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


Flournoy, Angela
- The Turner House


Enger, Leif
- Peace Like a River

Erdrich, Louise
Shadow Tag


Ward, Jesmyn
- Men We Reaped


Flynn, Gillian
Gone Girl


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


Rowell, Rainbow
- Attachments

New Jersey

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi

Díaz, Junot
- This Is How You Lose Her

New Mexico

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

New York

Groff, Lauren

Torres, Justin
- We the Animals

New York City

Boyne, John
- A Ladder to the Sky

Danticat, Edwidge
- Brother, I'm Dying

DeLillo, Don
- Falling Man

García, Cristina
- Dreaming in Cuban

Hamill, Pete
- Forever

Kwok, Jean
Girl in Translation

Mun, Nami
Miles from Nowhere

Nović, Sara
- Girl at War

Rosenbloom, Stephanie
- Alone Time: Four Seasons, Four Cities, and the Pleasures of Solitude

Samuelsson, Marcus
- Yes, Chef


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


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


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


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

Perkins-Valdez, Dolen
- Wench


DeWitt, Patrick
- The Sisters Brothers


Bechdel, Alison
- Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic


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


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


Otsuka, Julie
When the Emperor Was Divine


Tartt, Donna
- The Secret History


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


Larson, Kate Clifford
- Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter

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