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Reading list: Booklikes-opoly Main Street 13 Suggestions

Created by: Tannat

Booklikes-opoly square: Great moments with Mr. Lincoln is a landmark on Main Street (whatever that means). The square instructions are "Read a book about a (real of fictional) American lawyer or politician, or that is set during the [American] Civil War." Please add suggestions in the comments because this is a hard one for many people.

Books: 41

1.
The Devil in the Bottle - Carol Buchanan
The Devil in the Bottle
Note: Civil War
2.
The Killer Angels - Michael Shaara
The Killer Angels
Note: Civil War
3.
The Silent - Jack Dann
The Silent
Note: Civil War
4.
Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
Little Women
Note: Civil War
5.
March - Geraldine Brooks
March
Note: Civil war
6.
The Red Badge of Courage - Stephen Crane
The Red Badge of Courage
Note: Civil War
7.
[ [ [ Yankee Stranger [ YANKEE STRANGER ] By Thane... - Elswyth Thane
[ [ [ Yankee Stranger [ YANKEE STRANGER ] By Thane, Elswyth ( Author )Apr-01-1997 Library Binding
Note: Civil War
8.
Gone with the Wind - Margaret Mitchell
Gone with the Wind
Note: Civil war
9.
Mendoza in Hollywood: A Company Novel (The Company... - Kage Baker
Mendoza in Hollywood: A Company Novel (The Company)
Note: Civil War
10.
Illegal Alien - Robert J. Sawyer
Illegal Alien
Note: the lawyer is probably American
11.
Heart of Stone - C. E. Murphy
Heart of Stone
Note: lawyer
12.
This Case Is Gonna Kill Me - Phillipa Bornikova
This Case Is Gonna Kill Me
Note: lawyer
13.
The Unincorporated Man - Dani Kollin, Eytan Kollin
The Unincorporated Man
Note: lawyer
14.
My Own Words - Wendy W. Williams, Mary Elizabeth Hartnett, Ruth Bader Ginsburg
My Own Words
Note: lawyer
15.
Natchez Burning - Greg Iles
Natchez Burning
Note: lawyer
16.
The Firm - John Grisham
The Firm
Note: lawyer
17.
A Time to Kill - John Grisham
A Time to Kill
Note: lawyer
18.
The Pelican Brief - John Grisham
The Pelican Brief
Note: lawyer
19.
Hounded - Kevin Hearne
Hounded
Note: lawyer (it's a bit of a stretch, but one of the recurring characters in the Iron Druid Chronicles is a vampire lawyer)
20.
Something About You - Julie James
Something About You
Note: lawyer
21.
The Lincoln Lawyer - Connelly Michael
The Lincoln Lawyer
Note: lawyer
22.
Baby It's Cold Outside - Addison Fox
Baby It's Cold Outside
Note: Lawyer
23.
Overruled (The Legal Briefs Series) - Emma Chase
Overruled (The Legal Briefs Series)
Note: lawyer
24.
Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murde... - Curt Gentry, Vincent Bugliosi
Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders
Note: lawyer
25.
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil - John Berendt
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Note: lawyer
26.
Defending Jacob - William Landay
Defending Jacob
Note: lawyer
27.
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
To Kill a Mockingbird
Note: lawyer
28.
The Lincoln Hunters - Wilson Tucker
The Lincoln Hunters
Note: lawyer/politician
29.
Protect and Defend - Richard North Patterson
Protect and Defend
Note: politician & lawyer
30.
The Simulacra - Philip K. Dick
The Simulacra
Note: politician
31.
Her Perfect Candidate (Chasing Love) - Candace Shaw
Her Perfect Candidate (Chasing Love)
Note: politician
32.
Thirteen Days: A Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisi... - Robert F. Kennedy, Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.
Thirteen Days: A Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis
Note: politician
33.
Hard Choices - Hillary Rodham Clinton
Hard Choices
Note: politician
34.
Lincoln as I Knew Him: Gossip, Tributes, and Revel... - Harold Holzer
Lincoln as I Knew Him: Gossip, Tributes, and Revelations from His Best Friends and Worst Enemies
Note: politician
35.
The Beekeeper's Apprentice (Mary Russell, #1) - Laurie R. King
The Beekeeper's Apprentice (Mary Russell, #1)
Note: politician
36.
The Dead Zone - Stephen King
The Dead Zone
Note: politician
37.
The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who... - Timothy Egan
The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl
Note: politician
38.
Under the Dome - Stephen King
Under the Dome
Note: politician
39.
The Fixer Upper - Mary Kay Andrews
The Fixer Upper
Note:
40.
Whispering Rock - Robyn Carr
Whispering Rock
Note:
41.
Final Jeopardy - Linda Fairstein
Final Jeopardy
Note:
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Comments

Comments:
SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady
March, by Geraldine Brooks. Protect and Defend, by Richard North Patterson. The Red Badge of Courage, by Stephen Crane. (If you can find it) Yankee Stranger, by Elswyth Thane.
Tannat
Added.
SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady
Protect and defend has both politicians *and* lawyers prominently featured, btw.
Yankee Stranger - Civil War.
Tannat
Yankee Stranger - I figured, but I didn't feel like digging around for a description when one wasn't easily available.
SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady
Yeah, that's why I said "If you can find it." It was available for kindle briefly a couple of years ago (I think), but has been out of print at least 20 years, I think.
SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady
If non-fiction about the Civil War is included, I can think of several others, but I'm not certain.
Tannat
Probably? I'm not sure someone iffy on this square would want to go out and dive into a Civil War history book like that though.
Moonlight Reader
The Penn Cage books by Greg Iles have an MC lawyer. Natchez Burning is the first one.
Tannat
Added.
The better to see you, my dear
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell, The Firm by Grisham (and many others by the author I reckon)
Murder by Death
A Time to Kill by Grisham came to my mind (and Pelican Brief).
Tannat
Added. I think pretty much all of Grisham's works would apply although I personally don't have any on my to-read list (although I've read him in the past).
SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady
I think the only Grisham I've read that would *not* qualify is "Playing for Pizza."
Murder by Death
When I first saw this square, I immediately thought of Lincoln As I Knew Him (isbn 9781565121669). I haven't yet read it, but it's on my TBR (non-fiction).
Tannat
Added.
Tannat
And thanks for the suggestions!
Moonlight Reader
To Kill A Mockingbird is probably the best book about an American lawyer evah. Atticus Finch - swoon.
Ani's Book Abyss
I happened to stumble across a Contemporary Romance I read last year called Baby It's Cold Outside by Addison Fox. Main male character is a small town lawyer. -- http://booklikes.com/baby-it-s-cold-outside-addison-fox/book,7134768
Tannat
Added. :)

Btw I keep noting what I've added just so I don't forget one.
Moonlight Reader
I'm reading The Beekeeper's Apprentice right now & one of the cases involve the kidnapping of the six-year-old daughter of an American Senator! He is briefly in the book, and would qualify as an "American politician". It's the first in the Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes series, so if you've been interested in that series, here's an excuse to try it!
Tannat
Added, but it doesn't seem to want to delete the first edition I added (I wanted to go with the more familiar cover).
Portable Magic
I'm reading The Dead Zone by Stephen King right now, and it has an American politician that could have easily risen to power in the last year here.
Tannat
Added.
Portable Magic
A few more suggestions:
Nonfiction:
- Helter Skelter by Bugliosi (lawyers)
- Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by Berendt (lawyers)
- The Worst Hard Time by Egan (politicians)
Fiction:
- Defending Jacob by Landay (lawyers)
- Under the Dome by Stephen King (politician)
Tannat
& Added.
Debbie's Spurts
http://booklikes.com/her-perfect-candidate-chasing-love-candace-shaw/book,11389494 -- straight up contemporary romance that my public library had in the ebook loans.
Tannat
Already there at #10. You were part of the reason I started the list. :)
Maybe I should reorganize them by category....tomorrow.

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