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Best Books Set in Nebraska

Every state is known for something. As you work your way through the list, don't miss the best books set in Nebraska.

Nebraska is a midwestern U.S. state encompassing the prairies of the Great Plains, the towering dunes of the Sandhills, and the panhandle’s dramatic rock formations.

Lincoln, the capital and a vibrant university town, is distinguished by its soaring state capitol. The city of Omaha is home to the Durham Museum, which honors the state’s pioneering past in a converted railroad depot. 


Best Books Set in Nebraska 

O Prairie Trilogy: O Pion`eers!, The Song of the Lark, My Antonia

Author: Willa Cather

The Prairie Trilogy is Pulitzer Prize-winning author Willa Cather's highly acclaimed series of novels that deal with the ordinary everyday lives of Americans in plainspoken language.

Just as accessible and enjoyable for today's modern readers as they would have been when first published well over a century ago, the novels are some of the great works of American literature and continue to be widely read and studied throughout the world.

Children of the Corn (Kindle Single) (A Vintage Short)
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • King, Stephen (Author)

Children of the Corn

Author: Stephen King

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From the unrivaled master of horror and the supernatural, Stephen King. “Children of the Corn,” first collected in the extraordinary collection Night Shift in 1973 and then adapted into a horror film franchise of the same name, is a terrifying and unforgettable classic of the genre

Eleanor & Park
  • Eleanor & Park
  • Hardcover Book

Eleanor & Park

Author: Rainbow Rowell

Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits-smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.

When Eleanor meets Park, you'll remember your own first love and just how hard it pulled you under.

Night of the Twisters
  • Ruckman, Ivy (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

Night of the Twisters

Author: Ivy Ruckman

When a tornado watch is issued one Tuesday evening in June, twelve-year-old Dan Hatch and his best friend, Arthur, don't think much of it. After all, tornado warnings are a way of life during the summer in Grand Island, Nebraska.

But soon enough, the wind begins to howl, and the lights and telephone stop working. Then the emergency siren starts to wail. Dan, his baby brother, and Arthur have only seconds to get to the basement before the monstrous twister is on top of them.

Outside Valentine: A Novel
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Ward, Liza (Author)

Outside Valentine

Author: Liza Ward

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Many long years have passed since the winter of blinding white when Charles Starkweather and Caril Ann Fugate drove across the hushed midwestern landscape and left a trail of blood and pain.

So why does Lowell, a Manhattan collector of antiquities, still dream of what happened, despite his wife's best attempts to draw him back and offer comfort?

And who is Susan, the teenager who appoints herself a detective, piecing together the story of the murders while wondering if she'll ever be loved like Starkweather loved his girl?

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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