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Fiction Set in Missouri and the Ozarks

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Bad Day for Sorry
by Sophie Littlefield Details
Stella Hardesty, our salty, unlikely heroine, runs a sewing shop in rural Missouri. She also has a side business helping battered women with their abusive boyfriends and husbands. When Chrissy Shaw asks Stella for help, it seems like a straightforward case, until Chrissy's no-good husband disappears with her two-year-old son. Now Stella finds herself in a battle against a more formidable enemy as she risks her own life to recover the boy.
Gone Girl
by Gillian Flynn Details
On the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick's wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police immediately suspect Nick. Amy's friends reveal that she was afraid of him, that she kept secrets from him. He swears it isn't true. A police examination of his computer shows strange searches. He says they aren't his. And then there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone. So what really did happen to Nick's beautiful wife?
Guilty Pleasures
by Laurell K. Hamilton Details
Vampire hunter Anita Blake, known to the vampires she kills as "The Executioner", is hired by the most powerful vampire in St. Louis to find out who has been murdering innocent vampires.
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Anita Blake
Sharp Objects
by Gillian Flynn Details
Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, reporter Camille Preaker faces a troubling assignment: she must return to her tiny hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. For years, Camille has hardly spoken to her neurotic, hypochondriac mother or to the half-sister she barely knows: a beautiful thirteen-year-old with an eerie grip on the town. Now, installed in her old bedroom in her family's Victorian mansion, Camille finds herself identifying with the young victims--a bit too strongly. Dogged by her own demons, she must unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past if she wants to get the story--and survive this homecoming.
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
by Mark Twain Details
This Mark Twain classic presents the adventures of a boy and a runaway slave as they travel down the Mississippi River on a raft.
The River Wife
by Jonis Agee Details
This novel chronicles the life of Jacques Ducharme, a French fur trapper and river pirate, and the five women whose lives he touches.
Where the Red Fern Grows
by Wilson Rawls Details
A young boy living in the Ozarks achieves his heart's desire when he becomes the owner of two redbone hounds and teaches them to be champion hunters.
Winter's Bone
by Daniel Woodrell Details
Ree Dolly's father has skipped bail on charges that he ran a crystal meth lab, and the Dollys will lose their house if he doesn't show up for his next court date. With two young brothers depending on her, 16-year-old Ree knows she has to bring her father back, dead or alive. Living in the harsh poverty of the Ozarks, Ree learns quickly that asking questions of the rough Dolly clan can be a fatal mistake. But, as an unsettling revelation lurks, Ree discovers unforeseen depths in herself and in a family network that protects its own at any cost.
Updated 07/21/2014

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