We’re packing up for a roadtrip through the Americas. Gathered below are some recommendations for books set in the continent. 

Set in South America

Argentina – Hades, Argentina

Brazil – Masters of the Lost Land by Heriberto Hraujo

Venezuela – It would be night in Caracas

Bolivia – Exile Music

Chile – Violetta by Isabel Allende

Colombia – Fruit of the Drunken Tree

Ecuador – Inheritance of Orquidea Divinia

Peru – Machu Picchu: Unveiling the Mystery of the Incas

Central America

Belize – The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw by Bruce Barcott

El Salvador – Solito by Javier Zamora

Honduras – The Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston

Pananma – Panama Fever

Guatmala – We Are Not From Here


Dominican Republic – In the time of Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

Trinidad & Tobago – Golden Child by Claire Adam

Cuba – The Most Beautiful Girl in Cuba by Chanel Cleeton

Jamaica – The Book of Night Women

Haiti – River Sing Me Home

Grenada -Sugar Money by Jane Harris

Puerto Rico – A Woman of Endurance by Llanos Figueroa Dahlma

US Virgin Islands – What Happens in Paradise by Elin Hilderbrand

Cayman Islands – Off Shore: the dark side of the Global Economy by William Brittain Catlin

North America

Mexico – The Murmur of Bees

American North East – Might of the Living Rez – Penobscot Reservation

Massachusetts – The Crucible by Arthur Miller

Mid-Atlantic – The Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

American South – To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Midwest – Little Fires Everywhere by Celste Ng

Southwest – Ceremony

Pacific Northwest – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

California – The Maltese Falcon

Canada – The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood