Apr 2, 2024 - News

❤️️ Your favorite Ohio authors and books

Erma Bombeck sitting at a table next to a typewriter and telephone.

Erma Bombeck, a famed author and newspaper columnist, was from the Dayton area. Photo: CBS via Getty Images

We recently asked readers to name their favorite Buckeye State authors and Ohio-themed books. Here's what you recommended:

Shannon J.: Erma Bombeck. A brilliant humorist. She changed the way I saw my mother and my childhood while growing up in suburban Dayton.

Chase E.: Louis Bromfield, author of "Pleasant Valley."

Michele D.: My favorite Ohio author has to be Robin Yocum. His books are set in Ohio, mostly in the Ohio River Valley, and he was a Dispatch crime reporter in the '80s.

Tom F.: I can't recommend Derf Backderf's "Kent State" highly enough.

Chris L.: Kenneth Patchen, a poet born in Niles.


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