The Best Books About Small Towns

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Best Books about Small Towns
Best Books about Small Towns

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I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty much a sucker for any book set in a small town. Really, though, it has to be more than just that. It needs to be about a community.

I grew up in a tiny town in the Texas panhandle, so I know a little bit about small towns. When a book is able to highlight both the good and the bad of small communities, it’s a sure winner for me.

Recently, I was sent a copy of a new release titled The Secret of Rainy Days. The book centers around a small community and a woman torn between her life there and the new life she’s forged in New York City.

I’m all too familiar with the tug of wanting to leave the smallness behind as a young adult, then longing for community as you grow older. The desperation of needing to go somewhere no one knows your history so you can forge your own path and the longing to be fully known and loved by a community.

And, that book got me thinking about all the books I’ve loved centered around small-town life. I think we can all use a little bit of community these days, fictional or not. So, I decided to put together a list of some of my favorites.