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The United States of Books: California

California has a little bit of everything, from hiking to beaches, from bright city lights to backroads. This week on The United States of Books, explore California through the books below!
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    East of Eden

    by John Steinbeck

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    The Girls

    by Emma Cline

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    The Portable Veblen

    by Elizabeth McKenzie

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    The Woman Warrior

    by Maxine Hong Kingston

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    Where I Was From

    by Joan Didion

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    The Big Sleep

    by Raymond Chandler

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    Gold Fame Citrus

    by Claire Vaye Watkins

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    Shadow Man

    by Alan Drew

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    The Golden Gate

    by Vikram Seth

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    Angle of Repose

    by Wallace Stegner

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    Less Than Zero

    by Bret Easton Ellis

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    The Jane Austen Book Club

    by Karen Joy Fowler

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    Big Sur

    by Jack Kerouac

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    #GIRLBOSS

    by Sophia Amoruso

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    The Maltese Falcon

    by Dashiell Hammett

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    The Tortilla Curtain

    by T.C. Boyle

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    The Circle

    by Dave Eggers

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    Inherent Vice

    by Thomas Pynchon

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    China Dolls

    by Lisa See

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