Category: United States of Books

United States of Books – Black Hills by Dan Simmons

United States of Books – Black Hills by Dan Simmons

    The week takes us to South Dakota with Black Hills by Dan Simmons (audio book narrated by  Erik Davies and Michael McConnohie) Entertainment Weekly says – Black Hills breathes life into the tale of a Sioux warrior believed General Custer’s ghost entered him at Little Big Horn. Black Hills was […]

Posted December 19, 2016 by Laura in Reviews, United States of Books / 1 Comment

United States of Books – Jim the Boy by Tony Earley

United States of Books – Jim the Boy by Tony Earley

    This week takes us to North Carolina. Entertainment Weekly says – “A boy named Jim come of age during the depression in a secluded North Carolina hamlet where the state’s history looms large and maps of the Confederacy still hang in his classroom.”  Jim the Boy by Tony Earley […]

Posted December 12, 2016 by Laura in Reviews, United States of Books / 0 Comments

United States of Books – A Map of the World by Jane Hamilton

United States of Books – A Map of the World by Jane Hamilton

    State of Wisconsin A Map of the World by Jane Hamilton Review by Teri at Sportochick’s Musings: http://sportochicksmusings.blogspot.com/ Synopsis: One unremarkable June morning, Alice Goodwin is, as usual, trying to keep in check both her temper and her tendency to blame herself for her family’s shortcomings. When the Goodwins […]

Posted November 28, 2016 by Laura in United States of Books / 0 Comments

United States of Books – Geek Love by Katherine Dunn

United States of Books – Geek Love by Katherine Dunn

      Entertainment Weekly chose Geek Love for Oregon. The magazine said, “A twisted couple populate their freak show with their own children in this modern classic. It’s weird, carnivalesque, and unnerving: not unlike Portland on a given night. Need more? Kurt Cobain was a fan.” Source: Audible Audiobook, […]

Posted November 28, 2016 by Laura in United States of Books / 0 Comments

United States of Books – Lord of Misrule by Jaimy Gordon

United States of Books – Lord of Misrule by Jaimy Gordon

  State – West Virginia SYNOPSIS (From Goodreads.com) A brilliant novel that captures the dusty, dark, and beautiful world of small-time horse racing, where trainers, jockeys, grooms and grifters vie for what little luck is offered at a run-down West Virginia track. REVIEW By Elisha – Rainy Day Reviews This won the […]

Posted November 21, 2016 by Laura in United States of Books / 0 Comments

United States of Books – Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich

United States of Books – Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich

  The United States of Books the State of North Dakota Reviewer ~ Teri at Sportochick’s Musings   Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich     ~ Synopsis ~ The first of Louise Erdrich’s polysymphonic novels set in North Dakota — a fictional landscape that, in Erdrich’s hands, has become iconic — Love Medicine […]

Posted November 21, 2016 by Laura in United States of Books / 0 Comments

United States of Books – A Death in the Family by James Agee

United States of Books – A Death in the Family by James Agee

  State – Tennessee SYNOPSIS (From Goodreads.com) Published in 1957, two years after its author’s death at the age of forty-five, A Death in the Family remains a near-perfect work of art, an autobiographical novel that contains one of the most evocative depictions of loss and grief ever written. As Jay […]

Posted November 14, 2016 by Laura in United States of Books / 0 Comments

United States of Books – House Made of Dawn by N. Scott Momaday

United States of Books – House Made of Dawn by N. Scott Momaday

  State – New Mexico SYNOPSIS (From Goodreads.com) The magnificent Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of a proud stranger in his native land. He was a young American Indian named Abel, and he lived in two worlds. One was that of his father, wedding him to the rhythm of the seasons, the […]

Posted November 7, 2016 by Laura in United States of Books / 0 Comments