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Photo of Washington Irving’s home - Sunnyside

Washington Irving


James Fenimore Cooper

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Photo of Thoreau’s Walden Pond cabin — Concord, Massachusetts

Henry David Thoreau

Photo of The Old Manse. — Concord, Massachusetts

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Herman Melville

Photo of Apple at Frost farmhouse — Derry, New Hampshire

Robert Frost

Photo of Willa Cather Memorial Prairie

Willa Cather

Photo of Zion National Park

Wallace Stegner

John Steinbeck

Photo of pacific surge on granite rocks — Big Sur, California

Robinson Jeffers

Photo of William Faulkner’s Rowan Oak

William Faulkner

Photo of the angel in a cemetery in Hendersonville, North Carolina.

Thomas Wolfe

Photo of Sinclair Lewis' boyhood home.

Sinclair Lewis

Photo of Main Street — Clyde, Ohio

Sherwood Anderson

Photo of  the George Washington Bridge over the Hudson River. — New York, New York

Langston Hughes

Photo of Lake Shore Park. — Lorain, Ohio

Toni Morrison

Photo of Crowne Plaza Hotel — Akron, Ohio

Rita Dove

Photo of shop window, lace garter belt  — Brooklyn, New York

Henry Miller

Photo of old wooden boat — Horton Bay, Michigan

Ernest Hemingway

Photo of peacock

Flannery O’Connor

Photo of the hill Rabbit ran up in the 1970 film version of Rabbit, Run

John Updike

Photo of Hoisted Tracks — Newark, New Jersey

Philip Roth

Photo of rusty mailbox

Raymond Carver

Photo of cattle in Wyoming

E. Annie Proulx

Photo of American flags along a street in Hopewell, New Jersey

Richard Ford

Appendix :: Literary Destinations

View addresses and reading recommendations for the authors and locales within A Journey Through Literary America. We encourage you to use the book and this website to launch your own journey into literary America.

A Journey Through Literary America




Explore the fascinating stories of 26 great American authors with images of the places that inspired them to write. It’s the perfect gift for book lovers. With over 140 photographs throughout, the images add mood and dimension to the writing – and they are often shockingly close to what the featured authors described in their own words. Lushly illustrated, and beautifully designed, the book is as much of a pleasure to look at as it is to read.

This is a volume for the literary enthusiast, the armchair traveler or the intrepid reader. It is a handsome and beautifully illustrated companion for those who seek to learn more about authors they have read and those who wish to discover new writers.

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