5 Fantastic Books Written by Ohio Authors

You might know that Ohio, also referred to as the Buckeye State, is well known for being the home of the Ohio State Buckeyes football team and to the first man who walked on the moon, Neil Armstrong, and serving residents and tourists the famous Cincinnati Style chili. But you might not know that one of your favorite books was written by an author from Ohio! Here are five books written by Ohio authors that are great reads to cozy up with this fall season.

Ohio Authors

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, a stunningly ambitious and beautiful novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. Anthony Doerr was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio.

Heroine by Mindy McGinnis. Determined to see her softball team through a historic tournament run despite severe injuries, Mickey Catalan is prescribed painkillers that initially help, before high pressure leads to an out-of-control addiction. Mindy McGinnis is an assistant Young Adult librarian and still lives in Ohio.

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng. Lydia is dead. But they don’t know this yet. So, begins the story of this exquisite debut novel, about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. A profoundly moving story of family, history, and the meaning of home. Celeste Ng grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio.

The History of Us by Leah Stewart. Eloise Hempel is on her way to teach a class at Harvard when she receives a devastating phone call. Her sister and her husband have been killed in a tragic accident, and Eloise must return home to Cincinnati to take their three children, Theodora, Josh, and Claire, out of the hands of her own incapable mother. Leah Stewart is a professor at the University of Cincinnati.

Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt. The Tuck family is confronted with an agonizing situation.  They discover that a ten-year-old girl and a malicious stranger now know their secret about a spring whose water prevents one from ever growing any older. Natalie Babbitt was born in Dayton, Ohio.


We carry lots of titles written by Ohio authors. Stop by one of our 10 branches and ask a staff member for assistance in finding one of these great titles!

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Bio: Shayna is an Adult Services Specialist at Clermont County Public Library’s New Richmond Branch. Some of her favorite authors are J.K. Rowling, Anthony Doerr, Naomi Novik and Ruta Sepetys.