Staycations – Read Your Way to Anywhere

Labor Day signals the end of summer – what did you do on your summer vacation?    Not too late …

The NY Times article, Postcards from My Staycation keeps it local – in the case of writer Joe Queenan, that means Pennsylvania.   http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/29/books/review/Queenan-t.html

Queenan has some good ideas for books  that set the story in PA …

  • Run, Rabbit Run by John Updike –  in Reading, PA
  • Appointment in Samarra by John O’Hara – making Pottsville, PA famous,

Scranton – home of the Office (TV) and Joe Biden (VP) claims

  • Please Don’t Eat the Daisies by Jean Kerr
  • Present Company (poetry) by W.S. Merwin
  • That Championship Season – Pulitzer winning play –  by Jason Miller – now a movie on Netflix

Local here means…besides Michener…

  • Hotel Honolulu by Paul Theroux
  • Moloka’i and Honolulu – by Alan Brennert
  • Fluke by Christopher Moore
  • Mark Twain’s Letters from Hawaii
  • The Descendants (now a movie with George Clooney) by Kaui Hart Hemmings

What’s local for you?