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Old 10-02-2016, 04:53 PM
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John Grisham has amazing books about southern living.
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Old 10-02-2016, 07:29 PM
 
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John Grisham has amazing books about southern living.
He doesn't really focus on a particular city, though.
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Old 10-03-2016, 01:11 PM
 
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I visited Limerick just Because Of Angela' s Ashes.
Midnight in the garden of good and evil came to mind when I 1st visited Savannah.

No particular book, but stories of Marie Laveau and other dark characters such as Madame Delphine Lalaurie prompted me to visit their houses in New Orleans.
Might have been season 4 of American Horror Story!
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Old 10-03-2016, 01:17 PM
 
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A couple of others that occurred to me:

Little House on the Prairie/ Laura Ingalls Wilder (Walnut Grove, MN)
Look Homeward Angel, Long Days Journey Into Night/Thomas Wolfe (Asheville, NC)
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Old 10-03-2016, 01:28 PM
 
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October Sky (originally released as The Rocket Boys) by Homer Hickam -- Coalwood, WV. (Though, it's non-fiction, not a novel.)

The "Rabbit" series of books by John Updike are centered on Reading, PA (called "Brewer" in the books), though I don't know if they've influenced tourism in that region or not.
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Old 10-03-2016, 01:36 PM
 
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October Sky (originally released as The Rocket Boys) by Homer Hickam -- Coalwood, WV. (Though, it's non-fiction, not a novel.)

The "Rabbit" series of books by John Updike are centered on Reading, PA (called "Brewer" in the books), though I don't know if they've influenced tourism in that region or not.
The Rabbit books surely would have induced a few readers to visit Reading. Probably the same is true for John Cheever and Ossining, NY.
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Old 10-03-2016, 01:37 PM
 
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Great lists, everyone!

How about Marjorie Rawlins The Yearling the Everglades

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Karl Hiaasen various titles South Florida in general

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Jack London Call of the Wild The Klondike

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John Steinbeck and Monterey - Carmel CA

and importantly, many Dime Novels of the late 19th century created the mythic ideas about Dodge City, KS and Deadwood, SD that still persist today. These myths then evolved into stage plays, movies, then tv. Lots of people want to see Boot Hill in Dodge City (which is pretty unimpressive) and saloons in Deadwood (which now are full of old ladies playing slot machines.)
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Old 10-03-2016, 07:57 PM
 
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Great lists, everyone!

How about Marjorie Rawlins The Yearling the Everglades

and

Karl Hiaasen various titles South Florida in general

and

Jack London Call of the Wild The Klondike

and

John Steinbeck and Monterey - Carmel CA

and importantly, many Dime Novels of the late 19th century created the mythic ideas about Dodge City, KS and Deadwood, SD that still persist today. These myths then evolved into stage plays, movies, then tv. Lots of people want to see Boot Hill in Dodge City (which is pretty unimpressive) and saloons in Deadwood (which now are full of old ladies playing slot machines.)
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings lived outside of Gainesville, FL...nowhere near the Everglades. But there is a state park there that is devoted to her.
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Old 10-04-2016, 03:09 PM
 
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Might have been season 4 of American Horror Story!
I haven't seen that show, but heard about it
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Old 10-04-2016, 03:29 PM
 
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Northern Nevada and Virginia city Mark Twain Roughing it
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