Nothing beats a good literary map

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Brooklyn Magazine recently published this wonderful literary map of NYC’s hippest borough highlighting books that represent the very diverse neighborhoods of my family’s ancestral homeland. Now they’ve followed-up with a neat map that pairs American states and representative book titles.

Most of the choices are spot on—In Cold Blood for Kansas, Look Homeward Angel for North Carolina, The Confession of Nat Turner for Virginia—but they went way too obscure(and missed the mark) with Daddy Was a Number Runner for New York City. Really, was that the best they could do?

Anyway, you can check out the entire list right here.

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2 Responses to Nothing beats a good literary map

  1. Lisa Alvarez says:

    Did anyone notice they failed to include a single book by a Mexican American or Latino author? Not one, despite cutting Cali in two and giving NYC is its own book? Not one. Nada.

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