Novels Set in the Suburbs of Los Angeles

A Listmania! list by TJ Sullivan (Los Angeles, CA)
The list author says: "Most people who live in Los Angeles don't live in the City of Los Angeles. That's because, to most people, "Los Angeles" isn't a city, but a region that encompasses more than 100 different cities, or, for lack of a better term, suburbs (places like Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Santa Clarita, and on and on). This listmania list celebrates novels that highlight life in LA's suburban communities (some of them real places, and some imagined)."
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
1.  Fast Times at Ridgemont High by Cameron Crowe
The list author says:
  "Cameron Crowe's coming-of-age classic was, in fact, a novel before it was a film. First edition published in 1981."
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The Tortilla Curtain
2.  The Tortilla Curtain by T. Coraghessan Boyle
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Ten Days in the Hills
3.  Ten Days in the Hills by Jane Smiley
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Laguna Heat
4.  Laguna Heat by T. Jefferson Parker
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Where Serpents Lie
5.  Where Serpents Lie by T. Jefferson Parker
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Lullaby Town : An Elvis Cole Novel
6.  Lullaby Town : An Elvis Cole Novel by Robert Crais
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California Girl: A Novel
7.  California Girl: A Novel by T. Jefferson Parker
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Boon
8.  Boon by TJ Sullivan
The list author says:
  "The faux Los Angeles suburb of Waters End, CA, welcomes its affluent residents home with a billboard that proclaims "If you live here, you've arrived." [Disclosure: I am the author of this book.]"
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The Enthusiast: A Novel
9.  The Enthusiast: A Novel by Charlie Haas
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Amnesiascope: A Novel
10.  Amnesiascope: A Novel by Steve Erickson
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If You Lived Here, You'd Be Home By Now
11.  If You Lived Here, You'd Be Home By Now by Sandra Tsing Loh
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