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1Irisheyz77
mar 23, 2008, 3:05pm

Just thought that I would start a thread that is devoted to writers of New England who also write books set in New England. Here are some that I know off the top of my head:

Jodi Picoult
Barbara Delinsky
Tess Gerritsen

2avaland
mar 24, 2008, 9:43am

er, I kind of did the same thing . . .

http://www.librarything.com/talktopic.php?topic=30728

great minds, think alike, they say:-)

Doesn't Delinsky only summer in New Hampshire? (not meant to disqualify her from your list, but it seems that was the case when we tried to book her for an event at the bookstore).

3Irisheyz77
Redigerat: mar 24, 2008, 11:27am

Delinsky lives in Newton, MA...I also started this as a way to highlight just the writers from New England. Rather than just the books that take place here. =)

Like Stephen King. Lives in Maine...writes a lot of books set in Maine. =)

4avaland
mar 24, 2008, 5:02pm

OK, but that's what 'regional writers' mean:-)

Come to think of it, it would be interesting to try to think of books set in NE written by 'outsiders'. Hmmmm.

Does Gerritsen set her mystery/thrillers in New England? The only one I read was Gravity and it was set on the international space station!

5avaland
mar 24, 2008, 5:05pm

ah, I see the problem with the other thread. I titled it 'regional fiction' and then put that gaff in the first sentence ("but not limited to"). I then followed it with all the stuff about 'regionalism' and 'regional writers' (which technically does apply to now but I borrowed liberally). Doesn't matter really, I am happy to read whatever thread has unread posts!!!

6Irisheyz77
mar 24, 2008, 10:22pm

I don't know about all of Gerritsen's books....but all of her Maura Isles series are set in and around Boston. There is one of that series that also goes up into Maine. Her newest book, The Bone Garden looks to be a dual time period book that fluctuates between 19th century and modern day boston.

7lmnop2652
mar 16, 2010, 7:27am

When I first moved to Maine I sought out local writers, then, because there are so many writers from Maine, I narrowed it to women writers (I produced a newsletter, Maine-ly Women Wordsmiths for about five years). Early on I discovered the Maine Women Writers Collection housed at the University of New England, http://www.une.edu/mwwc/. An incredible resource and, last I knew, they accepted writing materials from Maine women to add to the collection. Cally Gurley, the curator, is wonderfully accessible and a wealth of information. The database is available online, too.