Thursday, April 11, 2019

Top ten books set in the American midwest

Nickolas Butler's first novel was the internationally best-selling and prize-winning Shotgun Lovesongs, which has been optioned for film development and has been translated into ten languages. Beneath the Bonfire, a collection of short stories, followed a year later. In 2017, he published The Hearts of Men which was short-listed for two of France’s most prestigious literary prizes even before its American publishing. His new book is Little Faith.

One of Butler's top ten books set in the American midwest, as shared at the Guardian:
The Road Home by Jim Harrison

Harrison might be my favourite writer; a mythic sort of man, legendary for his appetite, affection for the outdoors and big-hearted writing. I generally prefer his poetry and food writing to his prose, but this novel is an epic and may be his crowning achievement.
Read about another entry on the list.

Also see: eight essential Midwestern novels by women, ten must-read books that take place in the Midwest, and thirteen great books out of the Midwest.

--Marshal Zeringue