Reading about Massachusetts
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The Harvard Classics perhaps?
Yeah, I started with House of the Seven Gables and realized the list would be endless... and then, when I starting thinking about more contemporary books, I thought, there has to be more to Massachusetts than Boston, Cape Cod and the islands...and I'm still thinking...
Blind Side of the Heart and The Garden of Martyrs written by Michael C. White, a Massachusetts author, are both set in the state.
Unredeemed Captive by John Demos. Historical fiction, was nominated for the National Book Award, I think.
For nonfiction, the obvious contemporary pick is Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick.
Hoopi Shoopi Donna by Suzanne Strempek Shea - this is a fun read especially if you grew up Polish-American in Western MA
Looking Backward by Edward Bellamy - also from Western MA but writes about Boston in this particular book.
and lest we forget...Emily Dickinson from Amherst
Safe Harbor: A Murder in (sic) Nantucket.
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Salem Falls - also by Picoult takes place in MA.
The Namesake by Jhumpa Laheri takes place in Cambridge and the suburbs of Boston.
In mystery, pretty much everything by Linda Barnes is set in the Boston area, including The Big Dig. Also, Gregory MacDonald, who wrote the Fletch series, also wrote a shorter series about a Boston cop named Flynn: Flynn, Flynn's In, The Buck Passes Flynn.
More recently, bestseller The Namesake takes place partly in Cambridge and partly in western suburbs of Boston.