One of her ten favorite books set in New England, as shared at B&N Reads:
On Beauty, by Zadie SmithRead about the other books on the list.
Another great book with a college as its setting—this one loosely based on Harvard University. One could do a long list of great books set on New England campuses, there are many. On Beauty would be at the top of my list. I love this book.
On Beauty is among Tolani Osan's ten top books that "illuminate how disparate cultures can reveal the mystery and beauty in each other and make us aware of the hardships, dreams, and hidden scars of those we share space with."