I’m linking up with The Broke and the Bookish (which describes me quite well) for my top ten books in which the setting acts as a character. I worked backwards from my Goodreads list of books read, selecting those whose setting immediately came to mind due to its role in the story. Here they are in no particular order.
O Pioneers! by Willa Cather: the harsh Nebraska prairie (my review post)
Dying for Revenge by Barbara Golder: trendy Telluride, Colorado (book tour)
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier: the imposing Manderley estate (my review post)
The Painter’s Daughter by Julie Klassen – the cliffs of the north Devon coast
The Half-Killed by Quenby Olson – oppressively-hot London (author interview)
The Secret of Pembroke Park by Julie Klassen: mysterious Pembroke Park
The Wedding Chapel by Rachel Hauck: the lovingly-crafted wedding chapel
Saving Amelie by Cathy Gohlke: Catholic Bavaria during World War II
Love Unexpected by Jody Hedlund: the turbulent waters of Presque Isle, Michigan
Opal’s Jubilee by Leslie Lynch: the rural Appalachian hollows of Kentucky (author interview)
What book first comes to mind when you think of the setting acting as its own character, shaping the story?
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