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Reading about Maryland

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1stormville
tammikuu 25, 2007, 8:52am

John Barth's The End of the Road and The Floating Opera are famously set in Maryland, and are well worth reading.

2Seajack
Muokkaaja: helmikuu 18, 2007, 9:35pm

Don't most, if not all, of Anne Tyler's books take place in Maryland?

3GoofyOcean110 Ensimmäinen viesti
Muokkaaja: helmikuu 20, 2007, 9:21pm

There's always James Michener's Chesapeake

4GoofyOcean110
Muokkaaja: helmikuu 20, 2007, 9:36pm

I've got a few non-fiction recommendations on Chesapeake Bay, in Marland (but also Virginia and to a lesser extent Pennsylvania, Delaware, West Virginia, and New York, the other states in the Chesapeake Bay watershed). Yeah... I realize it's kinda regional rather than state-oriented, but still definitely *place-bound*.

Chesapeake Bay Blues: Science, Politics, and the Struggle to Save the Bay (American Political Challenges) by Howard R. Ernst is an interesting look into the political challenges facing the restoration of Chesapeake Bay, with specific reference to blue crabs. It's amazing to see all the layers of organizations, institutions, and agencies laid bare and realize how they could all be doing a better job.

Another on the theme of Chesapeake Bay is Turning the Tide by Tom Horton, who writes, or wrote, for The Baltimore Sun. He's got a really well laid out look at the ecology and environmental stresses put on place in the watershed. Pretty thorough if you want a sense of how people and environment relate.

5roalcarlson
helmikuu 23, 2007, 1:29pm

John Barth The Sot Weed Factor is set in colonial Maryland. It definitely proves that colonial times were not boring, in fact I would say it is the most surprising book I ever read, on any subject.

6SqueakyChu
Muokkaaja: maaliskuu 18, 2007, 10:41pm

One book I enjoyed immensely was Rockville Pike by Susan Coll. It's chick lit of sorts but a really fun read. I guess it helped that it was written about the city in which I live (Rockville), and its title (Rockville Pike) is a street within walking distance of my house.

P.S. The author lives in Bethesda, Maryland.

7GoofyOcean110
elokuu 20, 2007, 6:08pm

Are there any interesting books on the Native American tribes living in Maryland?

8GoofyOcean110
toukokuu 27, 2009, 1:56pm

Beautiful Swimmers - about Maryland Blue Crabs

9cyderry
kesäkuu 28, 2009, 11:49pm

Laura Lippman has an entire series set in Baltimore. It's a hoot reading with places that I recognize in my hometown.

10bookworm12
kesäkuu 12, 2012, 3:51pm

Most of Anne Tyler's books are set here and here's a few more...

http://avidreader25.blogspot.com/2012/05/reading-states-maryland.html