General

It was getting unwieldy: an introduction to the Andrea Reads America site
It’s Official. I am reading America.
Resources for taking a geography-based literary tour of the United States
Dystopia – to go or not to go?
Authors of Color From Each US State: A Photo Gallery
Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winners mapped by US setting
What’s up with the dead bodies?
8 Great Literary, Book Nerd, and Storytelling Podcasts

American Vignette: I remember. A Writing Challenge.
New Resource: Literary Map of the Best Books from Each State
Reading outside of America
A quote about setting from Natalie Goldberg
 

The States

Alabama

Favorite Quotes from Alabama Literature
Atticus Finch is my parenting role model (To Kill A Mockingbird)
White Girl Dancing (Train Whistle Guitar)
Thanks Forrest. Now I miss seafood. (Forrest Gump)
Guest post: Race, Reinvention and Resurgence by Nancy Dorman-Hickson
Andrea Reads America: Alabama (three novels set in Alabama and written by Alabama authors)

Alaska

Favorite Quotes from Alaska Literature
It was November, and I was afraid (The Snow Child)
Andrea Reads America: Alaska (three novels set in Alaska and written by Alaska Authors)

Arizona

Favorite Quotes from Arizona Literature
Andrea Reads America: Arizona (three novels set in Arizona and written by Arizona authors)

Arkansas

Favorite quotes from Arkansas literature
Where are the ethnic authors?
Arkansas woes, post-Goldfinch spiral, and Henry Dumas is my savior (Ark of Bones)
Poor Preacher’s Child (The Homecoming of Samuel Lake)
Guest Post: Disappearing on the Delta by Samuel Autman
Andrea Reads America: Arkansas (three books set in Arkansas and written by Arkansas authors)

California

Favorite Quotes from California literature
California: a fat wave* of options
I grew up on an island. How did I never read this? (Island of the Blue Dolphins)
Books are not enough
Steinbeck, Steinbeck, he’s my man (Cannery Row and The Dharma Bums)
Favorite quotes from California literature – runners up
A dystopian California: not unimaginable (Parable of the Sower)
Guest Post: Don’t Drive Over the Wet Cow Paddies by Jayne Martin
Andrea Reads America: California (three novels set in California and written by California authors)
Favorite Quote Friday: from California (John Steinbeck)

Colorado

Guest Post: My Plateau by Beth Bates
Favorite Quotes from Colorado literature
Favorite Quote Friday – from Colorado – Diane Mott Davidson (Tough Cookie)
Favorite Quote Friday – from Colorado – Joanna Rose (Little Miss Strange)
Sarajean Henry is my hero (Little Miss Strange)
Ski lodges, killers, and cookies: a Colorado win (Tough Cookie)
Favorite Quote Friday – from Colorado – Kent Haruf (Plainsong)
Andrea Reads America: Colorado (three novels set in Colorado and written by Colorado authors)

Connecticut

Favorite Quotes from Connecticut Literature
Favorite Quote Friday – From Connecticut (Ann Petry) – explosive hymnbook
Favorite Quote Friday – From Connecticut (Ann Petry) – delphinium blue water
Favorite Quote Friday – From Connecticut (Wally Lamb)
Favorite Quote Friday – From Connecticut (Elizabeth George Speare)
Andrea Reads America: Connecticut (three novels set in Connecticut and written by Connecticut authors)

Delaware

Hidden Amish (Courting Ruth)
Favorite Quote Friday – From Delaware (Emma Miller) – saucy Amish
Favorite Quote Friday – From Delaware (Christopher Castellani) – “We’re immigrants!”
Favorite Quote Friday – From Delaware (Christopher Castellani) – reading is important
Favorite Quote Friday – From Delaware (Cristina Henríquez)
Favorite Quotes from Delaware Literature
Andrea Reads America: Delaware (three novels set in Delaware and written by Delaware authors)

District of Columbia

Favorite Quote Friday – from D.C. (Allen Drury) – city of temporaries
Favorite Quote Friday – From D.C. (Allen Drury) – buy your way in
Favorite Quote Friday – From D.C. (Breena Clarke)
Favorite Quote Friday – From D.C. (Elliot Holt)
Andrea Reads America: Washington, D.C. (three novels set in D.C. and written by D.C. authors)

Florida

Favorite Quote Friday – from Florida (Christine Kling)
Favorite Quote Friday – from Florida (Susanna Daniel)
Favorite Quote Friday – from Florida (Zora Neale Hurston)
I do not recommend To Have And Have Not

Georgia

Guest Post: Taste Better in the Pie by Tim Oliver
Favorite Quote Friday: from Georgia (Alice Walker)

Hawaii

Skipping Ahead to Hawaii (The Decendants)
Favorite Quote Friday – from Hawaii (Kaui Hart Hemmings) – What wrong with mediocre?
Favorite Quote Friday – from Hawaii (Kaui Hart Hemmings) – in every yard
Favorite Quote Friday – from Hawaii (Kiana Davenport)
Favorite Quote Friday – from Hawaii (Jack London)

Idaho

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Illinois

Guest post: The lay of the land by Andrea Isiminger

Indiana

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Iowa

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Kansas

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Kentucky

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Louisiana

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Maine

Guest Post: The Moss In My Mind by Mara Buck
Favorite Quote Friday: from Maine (Elizabeth Strout) – heavy salt air
Favorite Quote Friday: from Maine (Elizabeth Strout) – favorite child
Favorite Quote Friday: From Maine (Elizabeth Strout) – crazily frosted cake

Maryland

Hidden Amish

Massachussetts

Guest Post: Smells Like Teen Spirit by Dina Honour

Michigan

Guest Post: Mighty Misgivings by Bill Milligan
Guest Post: Remembering Zelda by Carol Sanford

Minnesota

Guest Post: Minnesota Twilight by Joni Norby
It was November, and I was afraid

Mississippi

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Missouri

Favorite Quote Friday: from Missouri (Daniel Woodrell)

Montana

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Nebraska

Guest Post: Summer Skin by Leslie Newlin

Nevada

Guest Post: Nevada in a State of Solitude by Will Blathe

New Hampshire

Favorite Quote Friday: from New Hampshire (John Irving)

New Jersey

Guest Post: Barnegat Bay Winter by Cynthia Graham
Guest Post: Love’s Labor by Ryder Ziebarth

New Mexico

Guest Post: Wider Than an Ocean by Lauren Ayer

New York

Guest Post: The Funnies by Peter E. Murphy
Guest Post: Frankie and Alice: Brooklyn, New York by Lillian Ann Slugocki
Guest Post: Quarters by Laurie Stone

North Carolina

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North Dakota

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Ohio

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Oklahoma

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Oregon

Guest Post: Walk in the Fog by Claudia Charlton
Guest Post: Shadow Mountain by Nancy Townsley

Pennsylvania

Guest Post: Black Bull by Kriscinda Lee Everitt
Guest Post: Are you Jewish? by Sabrina Romano
Guest Post: Time Capsule: Pittsburgh, 2005 by Robert Yune

Rhode Island

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South Carolina

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South Dakota

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Tennessee

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Texas

Guest Post: Sunland by Marla Lepore
“Hello, Maggie,” or “Thank you, Maggie,” or even, “Goodbye, Maggie” (Lonesome Dove)

Utah

Guest Post: Solitude by Robert Robinson

Vermont

Guest Post: Moving to Vermont by Susan B. Apel

Virginia

Guest Post: Come in and Sit a Spell by Sam Linkous
Guest Post: Sandy Bottoms by Kim Norris

Washington

Guest Post: Boris’s Bluff by Iris Graville

West Virginia

Guest Post: West Virginia in Sunlight and Shadow by Elizabeth Gaucher

Wisconsin

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Wyoming

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