19 of the Best Books Set in the Midwest

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From the windswept prairies and small towns to the bustle of Chicago, it’s not hard to see why the American Midwest has captured hearts and imaginations for years. Whether you’re a Midwestern native or an armchair traveler, check out this list of some of the best books set in the Midwest, including sweeping Pulitzer Prize winners, engrossing works of true crime, and more.