Here at the Plains Song Review headquarters, we like to read books that really evoke a sense of place on the Great Plains. As you can probably guess, we're fans of authors like Willa Cather and Ted Kooser. But one of my favorite books that explores place on the Great Plains is actually a fantasy novel! It's called American Gods and it's by the author Neil Gaiman.
From the book's website:
Released from prison, Shadow finds his world turned upside down. His wife has been killed; a mysterious stranger offers him a job. But Mr. Wednesday, who knows more about Shadow than is possible, warns that a storm is coming -- a battle for the very soul of America . . . and they are in its direct path.The plot takes them all over America as they see the small towns, big cities, and roadside attractions that give the Midwest its unique flavor. I would recommend it to anyone who's ever driven out of their way to see Carhenge or the World's Largest Ball of Twine.
Stay tuned for Wednesday's post about exciting literary events this weekend!