Kristin Iversen, and the folks at Brooklyn Magazine have come up with a fascinating reading list. They call it The Literary United States and it provides a map of what they think are the best books for every state.
As Ms. Iversen notes “several of these books number among the usual suspects of lists of this kind, but many remain anything but widely known. Almost all are fiction and most are novels; some were written for children, but just about every genre is represented. All are literary in voice and spirit; every last one will let you understand a time and place in a more profound way than you maybe thought possible. And none of them are Gone with the Wind…”