Every state is known for something. As you work your way through the list, don’t miss the best books set in Connecticut. While you’re at it, check out the best movies set in Connecticut, too.
Connecticut is a U.S. state in southern New England that has a mix of coastal cities and rural areas dotted with small towns. Mystic is famed for its Seaport museum filled with centuries-old ships, and the beluga whale exhibits at Mystic Aquarium. On Long Island Sound, the city of New Haven is known as the home of Yale University and its acclaimed Peabody Museum of Natural History.
Best Books Set in Connecticut
Last Night at the Lobster
Author: A Novel by Stewart O’Nan
Perched in the far corner of a run-down New England mall, the Red Lobster hasn’t been making its numbers and headquarters has pulled the plug. But manager Manny DeLeon still needs to navigate a tricky last shift–just four days before Christmas and amid a fierce blizzard–with a near-mutinous staff and the final onslaught of hungry retirees, lunatics, and holiday office parties.
All the while, he’s wondering how to handle the waitress he’s still in love with, his pregnant girlfriend, and where to find the present that will make everything better.
Bride Quartet series
Author: Nora Roberts
The four ladies of Vows wedding planning company find love of their own in this delightful collection that includes all four novels in #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts’ Bride Quartet.
Small Great Things
Author: Jodi Picoult
With richly layered characters and a gripping moral dilemma that will lead readers to question everything they know about privilege, power, and race, Small Great Things is the stunning new page-turner from Jodi Picoult.
Author: Jane Green
From the New York Times, bestselling author of Falling and Sister Stardust comes a timely novel about the challenges of starting over.
In the Gold Coast town of Highfield, Connecticut, recent divorcée Kit Hargrove has joyfully exchanged the requisite diamond studs and Persian rugs of a “Wall Street Widow” for her true dream home: a clapboard Cape with sea green shutters and sprawling impatiens. Her kids are content, her ex cooperative, and each morning she wakes up to her dream job assisting novelist Robert McClure.
Our Little Racket
Author: Angelica Baker
A captivating debut about wealth, envy, and secrets: the story of five women whose lives are dramatically changed by the downfall of a financial titan.
On September 15, 2008, the world of Greenwich, Connecticut, is shaken. When the investment bank Weiss & Partners is shuttered, CEO Bob D’Amico must fend off allegations of malfeasance, as well as the judgment and resentment of his community.
As panic builds, five women in his life must scramble to negotiate power on their terms and ask themselves what —if anything—is worth saving.
Now that you’ve completed the list of best books set in this state, why not check out some others? Here are the Best Books Set in All 50 States.
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