A Thousand Acres
Smiley’s novel is a contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s King Lear set on a 1000-acre farm.
Bechdel used the graphic novel form to publish her memoir of growing up in rural Pennsylvania in a large Victorian home that also served as the family’s mortuary business – a fun(eral) home.
With their father away as a chaplain in the army during the Civil War, the novel explores the lives and loves of Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy as they grow from little women into adulthood.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Jacob Portman, a disaffected teenager in Florida, is trying desperately to be fired from one of his family’s chain of drugstores when this novel opens.
Wedded to land and place, Alexandra Bergson inherits her father’s farm and the challenges involved in wresting a living from the harsh prairie.
A three-act play, Our Town is set in Grovers Corner’s, New Hampshire, and with the help of a stage manager who narrates the action, the audience is given a glimpse of small town life and, in particular, the love story of Emily Webb and George Gibbs.
To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It is where he was born and grew up; it’s where he lives with his Ma.
The House on Mango Street
The remarkable story of Esperanza Cordero, The House on Mango Street is told in a series of vignettes – some heartbreaking, some joyous.