US-Set Fiction by Region

Yes, some of these regions overlap; I’ve generally chosen the categorization I feel is the most appropriate for the book.

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Alaska

Appalachia

  • Summer Sons by Lee Mandelo
  • Sugar Run by Mesha Maren
  • Jericho by Ann McMan

Bible Belt

  • Real Bad Things by Kelly J. Ford (AR)

California

Bay Area

SoCal

  • The Kill Club by Wendy Heard
  • Just By Looking at Him by Ryan O’Connell
  • The Guncle by Steven Rowley

Deep South

  • Furnace Creek by Joseph Allan Boone

Mid-Atlantic

Midwest

Florida

  • Mostly Dead Things by Kristen Arnett

Hawaii

New England

  • The World Cannot Give by Tara Isabella Burton (ME)
  • Plain Bad Heroines by emily m. danforth (RI)
  • Ben and Beatriz by Katalina Gamarra (MA)
  • On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong (CT)

New York

NYC

Upstate

Ozarks

Pacific Northwest

Southwest

Texas

Border

  • Perpetual West by Mesha Maren

Major Cities

  • Memorial by Bryan Washington (Houston)

West

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