Representing Xavier University is Tracy Chevalier's The Last Runaway. Honor Bright, a Quaker from England, relocates to the Ohio frontier in the 1850's. After befriending the local milliner, Honor is quickly exposed to the anti-slavery movement, as well as the lives of those who made a living hunting down runaways. Honor is soon forced to examine her own beliefs, and decide if breaking loyalties to those she loves is worth it to do what is right.
Representing Arizona is Dream Queen, a mystery by Betsy Thornton.
Chloe Newcombe flies from her home in New York City to visit her brother, Danny, in Arizona. As soon as she arrives, however, something feels off with her brother. When he disappears unexpectedly, Chloe embarks on a southwest search for Danny, and ultimately must confront decades old mysteries that will change her life forever.