Quirk's American Literary Road Trip: Route 3

Quirk's American Literary Road Trip is an adventure across the United States through the printed book. Get out a pen and a piece of paper, 'cause you'll want to write down these titles and begin your imaginary vacation.

The third part of our road trip takes us from New Jersey to Georgia, exploring a number of popular fiction books.




NEW JERSEY

Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan (2003)

Boy meets boy, boy loses boy, boy gets boy.





DELAWARE

Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk (1996)

Violent revenge on an empty consumer-culture world.





MARYLAND

The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants by Anne Brashares (2001)

The power of friendship showcased by one strangely flattering pair of pants.





DC

The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty (1971)

Faith and supernatural suspense that created a new genre.





VIRGINIA

Bridge To Terabithia by Katherine Paterson (1977)

A magical forest kingdom for two lonely children.





NORTH CAROLINA

The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks (1996)

Perfect representation of the quintessential romantic dilemma: Will they or won't they?





SOUTH CAROLINA

The Secret Life Of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd (2002)

Coming of age tale based on the memory a young girl has of her mother's murder.





GEORGIA

The Color Purple by Alice Walker (1982)

Letters that tell a story that takes place over 20 years of life.

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Maria Vicente is a literary agent intern living in Ottawa, Canada. She likes coffee, books, snail mail, and magic. You can find her on Twitter (@MsMariaVicente) or check out her website (mariavicente.com)

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