Travel and Leisure is currently featuring a list of the best books set in each state. The list submits, for your approval, the book Because of Winn-Dixie as the best book set in Florida.
“If you feel a deep emotional connection to this title, you’re not alone,” writes T&L. “Kate DiCamillo’s debut novel shot to international fame and became a Newbury Honor book thanks to its memorable, lovable main characters, Opal and Winn-Dixie (a large, unattractive dog Opal finds at the grocery store). Set in Naomi, Florida, Because of Winn-Dixie takes place during a hot, humid summer in this small town off Highway 50.”