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Book Club Idea: 6 Months, 6 New England States

November 2, 2009

A few years ago, my sister, aunt and I joined a book club at the Providence Library.  The topic for the club was really unique and fun –  each month we read a book that was set in one of the six New England states.  I can’t remember the book we read for each state, but in the spirit of this Providence Library book club, I’ve picked a book set in each of the New England states for some fun, local reads:

Massachusetts – On Beauty by Zadie Smith

Connecticut – Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates

Rhode Island – The Witches of Eastwick by John Updike

Vermont – Reap by Eric Rickstad

New Hampshire – Peyton Place by Grace Metalious

Maine – The Summer Guest by Justin Cronin

Do you have any New England-set favorite books?

4 Comments leave one →
  1. tarvis! permalink
    November 18, 2009 1:48 pm

    um, would the crucible count?

  2. Kimberly permalink*
    November 18, 2009 1:53 pm

    Of course! Witches of Salem are a great New England story!

  3. February 15, 2010 6:41 pm

    Some of my favorite New England State based books were:

    Keeper and Kid (RI); The Double Bind (VT); Strange Fits of Passion (NH);

    The books you picked for your group sound great as well. enjoy

  4. Jen S. permalink
    September 10, 2014 8:54 pm

    That Club was fun! But the only book I remember was Mystic River.

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