If You Want to Know a Place, Read This

Have you ever read a book that captured a place perfectly?  Some New York Times reporters and editors were recently asked to suggest books that would help a visitor understand a place or a region.  Here are some of their suggestions:

Boston:  Common Ground: A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of Three American Families by J. Anthony Lukas

Maine:  One Morning in Maine by Robert McCloskey

The South:  The Militant South by John Hope Franklin

For more examples, read the full article here:

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/08/04/us/United-states-in-books-literature-of-thee-i-read.html?_r=1