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Best Books Set in Nevada

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

Nevada is a state in the Western region of the United States. It is bordered by Oregon to the northwest, Idaho to the northeast, California to the west, Arizona to the southeast, and Utah to the east. Nevada is the 7th-most extensive, the 32nd-most populous, and the 9th-least densely populated of the U.S. states.

Best Books Set in Nevada

Better Luck Next Time: A Novel
  • Johnson, Julia Claiborne (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

Better Luck Next Time

Author: Julia Claiborne Johnson

The dazzling second novel from the bestselling author of Be Frank with Me is a charming story of endings, new beginnings, and the complexities and complications of friendship and love, set in late 1930s Reno.

It’s 1938 and women seeking a quick, no-questions split from their husband's head to the “divorce capital of the world,” Reno, Nevada. There’s one catch: they have to wait for six weeks to become “residents.” Many of these wealthy, soon-to-be divorcees flock to the Flying Leap, a dude ranch that caters to their every need.

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We Are Called to Rise: A Novel
  • McBride, Laura (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

We Are Called to Rise

Author: Laura McBride

Avis thought her marriage had hit a temporary rut. But with a single confession in the middle of the night, her carefully constructed life comes undone. After escaping a tumultuous childhood and raising a son, she now faces a future without the security of the home and family she has spent decades building.

The Desert Rose : A Novel
  • McMurtry, Larry (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

The Desert Rose

Author: Larry McMurtry

Harmony is a Las Vegas showgirl with the best legs in town. At night she's a lead dancer in a gambling casino; during the day she raises peacocks. She throws her love away on second-rate men but wakes up in the morning full of hope.

She's one of a dying breed of dancers, faced with fewer and fewer jobs and an even bleaker future. Yet, she maintains a calm cheerfulness in that arid neon landscape of supermarkets, drive-in wedding chapels, and all-night casinos.

Leaving Las Vegas
  • O'Brien, John (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

Leaving Las Vegas

Author: John O’Brien

Leaving Las Vegas, the first novel by John O’Brien, is the disturbing and emotionally wrenching story of a woman who embraces life and a man who rejects it. Sera is a prostitute, content with the independence and routine she has carved out for herself in a city defined by recklessness.

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But she is haunted by a specter in a yellow Mercedes, a man from her past who is committed to taking control of her life again.

The Delivery Man: A Novel
  • Joe McGinniss Jr. (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

The Delivery Man

Author: Joe McGinniss

The Delivery Man is a thrilling and astonishing debut—a scary, fast-paced, and illuminating portrait of the MySpace generation.

It is a love story set against the surreal excess of Las Vegas—and the artificial suburbs, gated communities, and freeways that surround it—where broken lives come to seek new beginnings and casinos feed the lust of tourists and residents alike. Ultrasophisticated local kids grow up fast and burn out early.

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