Hemingway’s Michigan. Steinbeck’s Salinas. Faulkner’s Mississippi. And more. This book, “A Journey Through Literary America,” explores how great American writers were influenced by the places where they lived and worked. Author Tom Hummel and photographer Tamra Dempsey have brought forth a gem of a book, one that shines light across the full landscape of American literature. No wonder it was honored with an Eric Hoffer Award as one of the finest books of 2010.


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