Kansas

The Persian Pickle ClubThe Persian Pickle Club
Sandra Dallas

Dark Places
Gillian Flynn

Gilead
Marilynne Robinson

What's the Matter with Kansas? How Conservatives Won the Heart of America
Frank Thomas

The Ogallala Road: A Memoir of Love and Reckoning
Julene Bair

Kentucky

And One Last Thing by Molly HarperAnd One Last Thing
Molly Harper

Uncle Tom's Cabin
Harriet Beecher Stowe

Kentucky Heat
Fern Michaels

Daniel Boone: The Life and Legend of an American Pioneer
John Mack Faragher

Sweeping Up Glass
Carolyn Wall

Honky Tonk Girl
Loretta Lynn

Louisiana

Dead Until Dark by Charlaine HarrisDead Until Dark
Charlaine Harris

Interview With the Vampire
Anne Rice

The Louisiana Purchase: Growth of a Nation
Tim McNeese

Twelve Years a Slave
Solomon Northup

Mercy
Julie Garwood

Maine

Carrie by Stephen King Carrie
Stephen King 

The Way Life Should Be
Christina Baker Kline

Empire Falls
Richard Russo

The From-Aways
C.J. Hauser

The Cider House Rules
John Irving

Maryland

The Accidental TouristThe Accidental Tourist
Anne Tyler

My Favorite Midlife Crisis (Yet)
Toby Devens

The Bloody Ground
Bernard Cornwell

Every Secret Thing
Laura Lippman

The Language of Light
Meg Waite Clayton

Massachusetts

Running With Scissors by Augusten Burroughs Running With Scissors
Augusten Burroughs 

The Technologists
Matthew Pearl

The Giant's House: A Romance
Elizabeth McCracken

The Rebellion of Jane Clarke
Sally Gunning

The River King
Alice Hoffman

Michigan

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides Middlesex
Jeffrey Eugenides

Love in a Nutshell
Janet Evanovich

The Chocolate Jewel Case: A Chocoholic Mystery
JoAnna Carl

Song of Solomon
Toni Morrison

How Stella Got Her Groove Back
Terry McMillan

Minnesota

Live BaitLive Bait
P.J. Tracy

Killer LIbrarian
Mary Lou Kirwin

Mad River
John Sandford

Go If You Think It Your Duty: A Minnesota Couple's Civil War Letters
James Madison Bowler

Hit By a Farm: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Barn
Catherine Friend

Mississippi

The Help by Kathryn Stockett The Help
Kathryn Stockett

Old Man River: The Mississippi River in North American History
Paul Schneider

Bonefire of the Vanities
Carolyn Haines

The River Queen
Gilbert Morris

The Affair: A Reacher Novel
Lee Child

Missouri

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn

"If You Were Only White:" The Life of Leroy "Satchel" Paige
Donald Spivey

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Mark Twain

Can't Wait to Get to Heaven
Fannie Flagg

Orphan Trains to Missouri
Michael Patrick

Montana

The Horse Whisperer by Nicholas EvansThe Horse Whisperer
Nicholas Evans

A River Runs Through It and Other Stories
Normal MacLean

The Unexpected Patrios: How an Ordinary American Mother is Bringing Terrorists to Justice
Shannen Rossmiller

White Crosses
Larry Watson

A Springwater Christmas
Linda Lael Miller

Nebraska

Coffins of Little HopeThe Coffins of Little Hope
Timothy Schaffert

My Antonia
Willa Cather

Eleanor & Park
Rainbow Rowell

Once Upon a Town: The Miracle of the North Platte Canteen
Bob Greene

Big Red: Three Months on Board a Trident Nuclear Submarine
Douglas Waller

Nevada

A Nose for JusticeA Nose for Justice
Rita Mae Brown

The Ox-Bow Incident
Walter Van Tilburg Clark

Fool's Gold
Stephen Bly

Casino: Love and Honor in Las Vegas
Nicholas Pileggi

License to Pawn: Deals, Steals & My Life at the Gold & Silver
Rick Harrison

New Hampshire

Horns by Joe HillHorns
Joe Hill

Traveling Sprinkler
Nicholson Baker

Hello Goodbye
Emily Chenoweth

The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott
Kelly O'Connor McNees

A Separate Peace
John Knowles

New Jersey

An Actual LifeAn Actual Life
Abigail Thomas

What I Had Before I Had You
Sarah Cornwell

The Unthinkable Thoughts of Jacob Green
Joshua Braff

Palisades Park
Alan Brennert

Drown
Junot Diaz

New Mexico

Tyrannosaur CanyonTyrannosaur Canyon
Douglas J. Preston

Burn
Ted Dekker

Brimstone
Robert Parker

Desert America: Boom and Bust in the New Old West
Ruben Martinez

The Day After Roswell
Philip J. Corso

New York

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Jonathan Safran Foer 

The Chosen
Chaim Potok

Sunset Park
Paul Auster

Who Will Run the Frog Hospital
Lorrie Moore

Sweetwater
Roxanna Robinson

North Carolina

Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks Safe Haven
Nicholas Sparks 

North Dakota

The Round House by Louise Erdich The Round House
Louise Erdich 

The Horizontal World: Growing Up Wild in the Middle of Nowhere
Debra K. Marquardt

Nothing to Do But Stay: My Pioneer Mother
Carrie Young

An Untamed Land
Lauraine Snelling

Buffalo Valley
Debbie Macomber