A novel way to pick your next book

This map from Hog Island Press in Philadelphia organizes 42 Great American Novels by the locations in which they are set.

Want to read a book set in New Orleans? This map lists three.

California, Florida, and Chicago all have their share of classic American novels, as does the Northeast. The Dakotas, though, are a barren wasteland when it comes to great literature. Miles and miles of untapped literary potential there. Go figure.

See the map for yourself (or buy a copy for your favorite book blogger) at the Hog Island Press website.

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About Shala Howell

Writer of things ranging from optical network switching white papers to genetic testing patient education materials to historical fiction set in an 1880s asylum. When I’m not scratching my head over pesky characters who refuse to do things how I want them done or dreaming of my next book (which will of course be much easier to write than the current one), my writerly self can be found blogging about life with a very curious Ten-Year-Old at Caterpickles.com, or musing about books and the writing life at BostonWriters.wordpress.com.
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