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Someplace in America
(A Regional Booklist)
Booklists for Adults
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American Pharaoh, Mayor Richard Daley: His Battle for Chicago and the Nation by Adam Cohen and Elizabeth Taylor. Daley was a colorful man whose strength and personality ruled Chicago, and influenced the nation through decades of change and unrest. (Midwest) F548.54.D34 C64 2000

The Year the Colored Sisters Came to Town by Jacqueline Guidry. In 1950s Louisiana two black nuns arrive to teach at Holy Rosary elementary school. (South) fiction

Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson. "At once a murder mystery, the story of a doomed love affair, and a stirring meditation on place, prejudice, and justice." (Pacific Northwest) fiction

River Horse: The Logbook of a Boat across America by William Least Heat-Moon. Travel the United States coast to coast - by river. (USA) E169.04 H43 1999

High Tide in Tucson: Essays from Now and Never by Barbara Kingsolver. "Musings on life in the desert, feral pigs, libraries, fidelity, child rearing, and the like." (Southwest) PF3561.I496 H54 1995

Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley. The tough, sexy detective story introducing Easy Rawlins. (Pacific Coast) fiction

Zodiac: The Eco-Thriller by Neal Stephenson. "[He] pulls off the most startling caper in Boston Harbor since the Tea Party with hardboiled wit and the biggest outboard motor he can get his hands on." (New England) fiction

Letters of a Woman Homesteader by Elinore Pruitt Stewart. "This colorful account proves that even in 1909 a woman could live expansively." (Mountain) F761.58 1982

Down These Mean Streets by Piri Thomas. "Thomas did it all in Harlem ... from machismo to manhood ... " (Mid Atlantic) F128.9.P85 1974

Father of the Four Passages by Lois-Ann Yamanaka.. A searing story about the demons facing a single mother living harsh realities in the underside of paradise. (Hawaii/Alaska) fiction

Compiled by Georgia Titonis, Lower Mills Branch, and Betsy Clarke, Codman Square Branch, Boston Public Library, 2002

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