Delaware… in books

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As part of Read Yourself Happy’s America…In Books feature, here are some of the best books set in Delaware.


Hawkes Harbor by S.E. Hinton

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S.E. Hinton is best known for her classic novel, The Outsiders, but in this novel, she writes about a tough guy named Jamie Sommers, pirating, and vampires.


A Light in the Storm: The Civil War Diary of Amelia Martin, Fenwick Island, Delaware, 1861 by Karen Hesse

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A Light in the Storm is a children’s historical fiction novel set during the Civil War in Delaware.


West of Rehoboth by Alexs D. Pate

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This novel is set in Delaware in the 1960s and deals with the relationship between a boy and his uncle.


The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez

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Henriquez’s novel follows two immigrant teenagers living in the same apartment complex in Delaware as they fall in love and learn what being an American means.


The Saint of Lost Things by Christopher Castellani

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Maddalena Grasso and her husband immigrated from Italy to Delaware to follow the American dream, but it hasn’t happened yet. There’s so much more that Maddalena wants from their life and from her husband.


What are your favorite books set in Delaware? Let me know in the comments!




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