A novel way to pick your next book

This map from Hog Island Press in Philadelphia organizes 42 Great American Novels by the locations in which they are set.

Want to read a book set in New Orleans? This map lists three.

California, Florida, and Chicago all have their share of classic American novels, as does the Northeast. The Dakotas, though, are a barren wasteland when it comes to great literature. Miles and miles of untapped literary potential there. Go figure.

See the map for yourself (or buy a copy for your favorite book blogger) at the Hog Island Press website.

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