Melia Robinson and Melissa Stanger’s “The Most Famous Book in Every State”

This list has been compiled for Business Insider [http://www.businessinsider.com/most-famous-book-in-every-state-2013-10]. I will offer an alternative list shortly.

Alabama: To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee
Alaska Into the Wild Jan Krakauer
Arizona The Bean Trees Barbara Kingsolver
Arkansas A Painted House John Grisham
California East of Eden John Steinbeck
Colorado The Shining Stephen King
Connecticut Revolutionary Road Richard Yates
Delaware The Saint of Lost Things Christopher Castellani
Florida To Have and Have Not Ernest Hemingway
Georgia Gone with the Wind Margaret Mitchell
Hawaii Hawaii James Michener
Idaho Housekeeping Marilynne Robinson
Illinois The Jungle Upton Sinclair
Indiana The Magnificent Ambersons Booth Tarkington
Iowa A Thousand Acres Jane Smiley
Kansas The Wizard of Oz L. Frank Baum
Kentucky Uncle Tom’s Cabin Harriet Beecher Stowe
Louisiana Interview with a Vampire Anne Rice
Maine Carrie Stephen King
Maryland Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant Anne Tyler
Massachusetts Walden Henry David Thoreau
Michigan The Virgin Suicides Jeffrey Eugenides
Minnesota Main Street Sinclair Lewis
Mississippi The sound and the Fury William Faulkner
Missouri The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Mark Twain
Montana A River Runs through It Norman MacLean
Nebraska My Antonia Willa Cather
Nevada Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Hunter Thompson
New Hampshire The Hotel New Hampshire John Irving
New Jersey Drown Junot Diaz
New Mexico Red Sky at Morning Richard Bradford
New York The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald
North Carolina A Walk to Remember Nicholas Sparks
North Dakota The Round House Louise Erdrich
Ohio The Broom of the System David Foster Wallace
Oklahoma Paradise Toni Morrison
Oregon One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest Ken Kesey
Pennsylvania The Lovely Bones Alice Sebold
Rhode Island My Sister’s Keeper Jodi Picoult
South Carolina The Secret Life of Bees Sue Monk Kidd
South Dakota A Long Way from Home Tom Brokaw
Tennessee The Client John Grisham
Texas No Country for Old Men Cormac McCarthy
Utah The 19th Wife David Ebershoff
Vermont Pollyanna Eleanor H. Porter
Virginia Bridge to Terabithia Katherine Patterson
Washington Twilight Stephenie Meyer
Washington, DC The Lost Symbol Dan Brown
West Virginia Shiloh Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Wisconsin Little House in the Big Woods Laura Ingalls Wilder
Wyoming The Laramie Project Moises Kaufman

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