I am in the process of moving Andrea Reads America to provide a more navigable experience with maps, resources, and state-by-state literature capsules.To follow along, please click over to Andrea Reads America: A literary tour of the USA. Thank you, and I look forward to sharing the adventure with you!
My literary tour of the United States is underway! Starting in Alabama and progressing alphabetically, I plan to read 3 books set in each of the 50 states in the US, plus the District of Columbia, with the following authorships represented in every state:
- women authors
- men authors
- non-Caucasian authors
I am eager to experience each state from different points of view. Whenever possible, I would like to read authors who are native to or are long time residents of the state they set their fiction in, for whom the land is a part of their psyche.
Andrea Reads America blog entries on Butterfly Mind:
It’s official. I am reading America.
Atticus Finch is my parenting role model (Alabama)
Thanks Forrest. Now I miss seafood. (Alabama)
White girl dancing (Alabama)
Andrea Reads America: Alabama (Alabama)
It was November, and I was afraid (Alaska)
Resources for taking a literary tour of the USA
Andrea Reads America: Alaska (Alaska)
Where are the ethnic authors?
Authors of color from each US state – will you help me fill in the gaps?
Andrea Reads America: Arizona (Arizona)
Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award Winners mapped by US setting
Andrea Reads America has graduated to its own site
California: a fat wave of options
Arkansas woes, post-Goldfinch spiral, and Henry Dumas is my savior (Arkansas)