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Reading about Pennsylvania

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joulukuu 9, 2006, 10:21am

Here are some recommendations for Pennsylvania:

Books by John O'Hara

joulukuu 9, 2006, 11:33am

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joulukuu 9, 2006, 12:08pm

Yes, that's the point of separating it out into its own group, so that each state can be tackled separately without taking up space in other groups.

joulukuu 9, 2006, 12:36pm

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joulukuu 9, 2006, 3:31pm

For the record, I think it's okay to do this. If splitting everything into fifty became a regular thing, that might not be good.

joulukuu 9, 2006, 3:33pm

I also only did it for states that had recommended books on my original thread. I left it open for others to be added by other LTers.

joulukuu 9, 2006, 4:47pm


joulukuu 9, 2006, 5:09pm

I suggested this mostly because the original thread had logged a ton of replies in a very short amount of time, which (at least for me) would have made it very hard to go back and pick through the whole thing to find which recommendations went with which state...

And goodness, it's blown up.

joulukuu 9, 2006, 9:53pm

Baker Towers by Jennifer Haigh

joulukuu 10, 2006, 9:52am

Appointment in Samarra by John O'Hara based on the town of Pottsville but fictionalised with another name

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joulukuu 10, 2006, 6:53pm

I quite like the Mario Balzic series by K.C. Constantine. I guess they are technically police procedurals, but I think you get a real feel for what it must be like to live in a small industrial town. Lots of colorful characters.

joulukuu 11, 2006, 4:09pm

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joulukuu 12, 2006, 4:44pm

Mysteries of Pittsburgh is (obviously) set in Pittsburgh. It's not quite as good as Michael Chabon's later stuff, but even in his first book, he's an excellent writer.

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joulukuu 21, 2006, 3:24pm

How about historical fiction about when Pennsylvania was the American frontier? The bread sister of Sinking Creek : life on the Pennsylvania frontier is my favorite PA-related fiction.

joulukuu 23, 2006, 8:43pm

Pennsylvania Curiosities is my favorite book about this state. Its a tourism book about the weirdest parts of Pennsylvania.

joulukuu 31, 2006, 10:17pm

Jane Haddam's Gregor Demarkian lives in Philadelphia, although several of his cases take place elsewhere. Not a Creature Was Stirring and Conspiracy Theory involve families living in Bryn Mawr.

tammikuu 6, 2007, 1:03pm

Pittsburgh is already well represented, but I must recommend An American Childhood by Annie Dillard. The writing is just unbelieveable, and she spent her American childhood in Pittsburgh. For historical fiction choice, try In Sunlight in a Beautiful Garden , which deals with the Johnstown flood.

tammikuu 16, 2007, 12:53pm

Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult is a fictional, but well-researched, account of an incident in an Amish community near Lancaster, PA.

tammikuu 25, 2007, 1:03am

Mason and Dixon by Thomas Pynchon takes place in 18th century Pennsylvania, among other places.

helmikuu 26, 2008, 9:10am

The book Wicked Lovely takes place in PA. The name of the town escapes me right now, but I think it might be fictional.

lokakuu 23, 2012, 1:24pm

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is set in Pennsylvania and it's a wonderful book! Here's quite a few more...