This is a challenge to read books set in the “Appalachian” states in America, in a curious, beautiful, abundant in natural resources, cultural region in the eastern US, that roughly stretches from southern New York to northern Georgia. This challenge is without a deadline, and I have the goal to read books set in the following 13 states: West Virginia, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi.
I. West Virginia: The Night of the Hunter  by Davis Grubb – ★★★★★
II. New York: The Editor  by Steven Rowley – ★★1/2
III. Alabama: Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café  by Fannie Flagg – ★★★★
IV. North Carolina: Serena  by Ron Rash – ★★★★1/2
V. Virginia: Miracle Creek  by Angie Kim – ★★★★