The Best Novels Set in Every State: Part 3, Massachusetts to New Jersey


These are my alternatives to the list created by Melia Robinson and Melissa Stanger for Business Insider. I am excluding works of nonfiction and listing my top three choices for each state. Titles included in the list compiled by Robinson and Stanger are indicated in boldface.

Massachusetts The Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne
Infinite Jest David Foster Wallace
The Friends of Eddie Coyle George V. Higgins
Michigan The Detroit Novels [Seven-Novel Series] Loren D. Estleman
them Joyce Carol Oates
The Road to Wellville T.C. Boyle
Minnesota Main Street Sinclair Lewis
Morte d’Urban J.F. Powers
In the Lake of the Woods Tim O’Brien  

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