What are the best books set in Rust Belt region?

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    Resolve is a mystery thriller fiction novel written by J.J. Hensley. This book is about a criminology professor Dr. Cyprus Keller who will uncover the mystery. It is first published in 2013 by The Permanent Press. 


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    Aaron Andrews
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "seems like a good read and seems to fit topic to me"
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    #2Poison Girls

    Poison Girls

    Poison Girls is a mystery fiction novel written by Cheryl L. Reed. This was originally published in 2017. Poison Girls is a political fiction novel set in Chicago.


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    Louis Russell
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "The book has high ratings and is set in Chicago. My recollection of the rust belt is more lower dowen . What is called the mid west. Now chicago is close to that so basedon mthat assumptioon. I would call it close but not quite resulting in a middling rating but slightly higherr because tt sounds great"
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    #3Digital Me (Squirrel Hill High)

    Digital Me (Squirrel Hill High)

    Digital Me is a science fiction and a part of Squirrel Hill High series written by J.M. Varner. This book is about three people who want to prove something using a social network. It is first published in 2013 by Createspace. 


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    Edward Barnes
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "Digital Me is a science fiction and a part of Squirrel Hill High series written by J.M. Varner. It is dive into the mind of people who use social media as a catalyst for proving facts and non truths. It is a wonderful read that will keep you wondering what is going on and will making you think about how much we depend on social media."
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    #4Second Hand

    Second Hand
    Second Hand is a contemporary fiction novel written by Michael Zadoorian. This book is about Richard's life in Detroit who has a thrift shop and discovers revelations. It is first published in 2000 by Dell. 

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    Jacob Flores
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "Richard sees treasure everywhere. In that old eight-track quadraphonic stereo, that pink granite bowling ball, or a Niagara Falls napkin holder. While most people scramble for the newest and the best, Richard searches for the odd and obsolete -- and sells it at his second-hand shop on the edge of Detroit. Why does he do it? For Richard, junk is a way of life, a calling, and a passion. Until his comfortable second-hand life gets a first-hand jolt. Richard's mother has died, and left behind a valuable house full of packed-away junk -- including some old photos that will change everything Richard thought about his parents. And then there's the hip, thrift-attired woman who comes into his store with more than junk on her mind.... Suddenly some very unexpected things are entering Richard's life, including some surprising revelations about love and loss -- and what's really important in life. With an unerring blend of the comic and the poignant, Michael Zadoorian has written an unforgettable novel about knick-knacks, garage sales, romance, and the bonds we form with people and things -- the perfect story for anyone who has ever loved something second hand"
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    #5What Happens Next

    What Happens Next

    What Happens Next is a young adult contemporary romance fiction novel written by Colleen Clayton. This realistic fiction book is first published in 2012 by Poppy (Little Brown Books for Young Readers). 


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    Sophia Xiong
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "What Happens Next does successfully what so many YA books fail at. The author creates believable characters who really act like young people do today. She also covers some of the weighty issues of the day, unflinchingly and with delicacy. Sid (the heroine) is date raped, and subsequently develops an eating disorder. The relationship between Sid and her boyfriend is believable, and you'll really root for their relationship to succeed."
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    Speak is the multi-award winning novel by Laurie Halse Anderson. It is a harrowing young adult story about rape, post-traumatic stress disorder, and isolation in teens. It was published in 1999 and was adapted to film in 2004.


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    Arthur Mason
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "You will not be able to put this book down! Heather is every teenager girl. An isolated girl, misunderstood by her friends. A must read for all daughters and mothers. "
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    #7Your Life Idyllic

    Your Life Idyllic
    Your Life Idyllic is an anthology book written by Craig Bernier. This book contains short stories about Detroit and won the St. Lawrence Book Award. It is first published in2014 by Black Lawrence Press. 

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    Christina Russell
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "Anyone who takes the time to look around the smaller towns and cities of America will see a nation in stages of decay. This is very evident on the Michigan area and Your Life Idyllic is set in just such a place and really shows the underbelly of the region's inhabitants. "
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    #8Punching Out

    Punching Out

    Punching Out is a poetry book written by Jim Daniels. This realistic fiction book is about Digger's life inside an auto factory. It is first published in 1990 by Wayne State University Press. 


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    Katherine Ramirez
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "An interesting book about working in the Rust Belt that is uniquely written in poetry. Not your classically written story, so it might not be the best pick for all readers wanting books set in this region. It is a good departure from the tried and true books, and a good addition to any library. The story is told through poems that build on each other and create a story that will interest many readers. "
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    #9Measure Twice

    Measure Twice

    Measure Twice is a mystery thriller fiction novel written by J.J. Hensley. This book is about Detective Jackson Channing who will uncover the mystery. It is first published in 2014 by Bolt Action Books. 


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    Lorenzo Martínez
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "Measure Twice is one of the best books set in the Rust Belt region that everyone finds intriguing."
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    #10The Second Revolution

    The Second Revolution

    The Second Revolution is a mystery fiction novel written by Gary Hansen. This book is about a Jack McKinley's fight against the liberty's threat to his country.  It is first published in 2013 by Hole Shot Press. 


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    Kyle Carter
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "The Second Revolution is a mystery set in an alternate America where the president is completely unhinged and unpredictable. The narrative follows Jake Mckinley, who must fight against those in power to save the nation. The book has received decent reviews, but there are probably better options for political thrillers out there."


Best What are the best books set in Rust Belt region
1ResolveBooks 38 Paid
2Poison GirlsBooks 34 Paid
3Digital Me (Squirrel Hill High)Books 31 Paid
4Second HandBooks 30 Paid
5What Happens NextBooks 27 Paid
6SpeakBooks 21 Paid
7Your Life IdyllicBooks 17 Paid
8Punching OutBooks 10 Paid
9Measure TwiceBooks 6 Paid
10The Second RevolutionBooks 1 Paid

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