Great California Novels

1899  McTeague  Frank Norris
1939  The Day of the Locust  Nathanael West
1951  The Way Some People Die  Ross Macdonald
1953  The Long Goodbye  Raymond Chandler
1962  Big Sur  Jack Kerouac
1966  The Crying of Lot 49  Thomas Pynchon
1968  Myra Breckinridge  Gore Vidal
1969  Fat City  Leonard Gardner
1970  Play It As It Lays  Joan Didion
1974  Dog Soldiers  Robert Stone
1978  Lying Low  Diane Johnson
1983  Famous All Over Town  Danny Santiago
1987  The Black Dahlia  James Ellroy
2009  Nobody Move  Denis Johnson