Category: United States of Books

United States of Books – The Known World

United States of Books – The Known World

    This week takes us to Virginia with The Known World by Edward P. Jones. Entertainment Weekly says – This award-winning examination of man’s ownership of man refuses to succumb to the calcifying effect of history, presenting Virginia’s past as raw, urgent and human.  The Known World by Edward […]

Posted August 8, 2016 by Laura in Reviews, United States of Books / 3 Comments

United States of Books – A River Runs through It by Norman Maclean

United States of Books – A River Runs through It by Norman Maclean

    Montana – A River Runs through It by Norman Maclean Entertainment Weekly says – In his semiautobiographical story collection, Maclean paints a sumptuous portrait of the state’s beauty. SYNOPSIS (From Goodreads.com) Just as Norman Maclean writes at the end of “A River Runs through It” that he is […]

Posted August 1, 2016 by Laura in United States of Books / 3 Comments

United States of Books – The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

United States of Books – The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

    The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner – State – Mississippi SYNOPSIS (From Goodreads.com)  The Sound and the Fury is the tragedy of the Compson family, featuring some of the most memorable characters in literature: beautiful, rebellious Caddy; the manchild Benjy; haunted, neurotic Quentin; Jason, the brutal cynic; and Dilsey, their […]

Posted July 25, 2016 by Laura in United States of Books / 1 Comment

United States of Books – In Country by Bobbie Ann Mason

United States of Books – In Country by Bobbie Ann Mason

    The United States of Books the State of Kentucky Reviewer ~ Teri at Sportochick’s Musings Written by: Bobbie Ann Mason Narrated by: Jill Brennan Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins  Unabridged Audiobook Release Date:05-03-11 Publisher: HarperAudio ~ Synopsis ~ The bestselling novel and deeply affecting story of a young girl who comes to terms with her […]

Posted July 18, 2016 by Laura in United States of Books / 2 Comments

United States of Books – The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

United States of Books – The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

    The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare State – Connecticut SYNOPSIS (From Goodreads.com) Orphaned Kit Tyler knows, as she gazes for the first time at the cold, bleak shores of Connecticut Colony, that her new home will never be like the shimmering Caribbean island she left […]

Posted July 11, 2016 by Laura in United States of Books / 2 Comments

United States of Books – The Wapshot Chronicle by John Cheever

United States of Books – The Wapshot Chronicle by John Cheever

    State – Massachusetts Entertainment Weekly says – Cheever’s glorious 1957 debut novel about a decidedly unconventional Massachusetts family was an instant classic, combining both humor and pathos in equal doses. It was also the first Book of the Month club pick that used the F-word. SYNOPSIS (From Goodreads.com) […]

Posted July 4, 2016 by Laura in United States of Books / 1 Comment

United States of Books – Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry

United States of Books – Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry

    SYNOPSIS (From Goodreads.com) A love story, an adventure, and an epic of the frontier, Larry McMurtry’s Pulitzer Prize— winning classic, Lonesome Dove, the third book in the Lonesome Dove tetralogy, is the grandest novel ever written about the last defiant wilderness of America. Journey to the dusty little […]

Posted June 27, 2016 by Laura in United States of Books / 3 Comments

To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee

To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee

    Welcome to the halfway point of the United States of books! We have now reached review number twenty-five and six months of reviews. I can’t thank the team of reviewers enough and our fantastic readers. To say thanks to you all, we are giving away a $25.00 Amazon gift card […]

Posted June 20, 2016 by Laura in Giveaway, Reviews, United States of Books / 3 Comments