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A Friend is a Gift you Give Yourself

A Friend is a Gift you Give Yourself
  • Author(s): William Boyle
  • Location(s): Brooklyn
  • Genre(s): Mystery
  • Era(s): Modern

 Thelma and Louise Meets Goodfellas… After Brooklyn mob widow Rena Ruggiero hits her eighty-year-old neighbor Enzio in the head with an ashtray when he makes an unwanted move on her, she retreats to the Bronx home of her estranged...

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • Author(s): Betty Smith
  • Location(s): Brooklyn, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Early 20th century

This is a New York classic about a young girl growing up in Brooklyn, evocative of this area of New York (Williamsburg) and describes the experience of people immigrating into the city.

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos
  • Author(s): Dominic Smith
  • Location(s): Amsterdam, Brooklyn, Sydney
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1630s - 2000s

Amsterdam, 1631: Sara de Vos becomes the first woman to be admitted as a master painter to the city s Guild of St. Luke. Though women do not paint landscapes (they are generally restricted to indoor subjects), a wintry...

Wickerby: An Urban Pastoral

Wickerby: An Urban Pastoral
  • Author(s): Charles Siebert
  • Location(s): Brooklyn, Quebec
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Modern

“Outside my window, the city lights are taking hold now, the breeze-brushed, gently pulsating grid. Why is a cemented aggregate of homes arranged in a tall, tight cluster any further from nature than one wood home within the woods?...

Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn Heights
  • Author(s): Miral al-Tahawy
  • Location(s): Brooklyn, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Mid 2000s

Brooklyn Heights, the fourth novel by award-winning Egyptian author Miral El-Tahawy, revolves around the character of Hend, an Arabic teacher and would-be writer in her late thirties, who emigrates to the United States from Cairo with her eight year...

A Girl Made of Air

A Girl Made of Air
  • Author(s): Nydia Hetherington
  • Location(s): Coney Island
  • Genre(s): Fantasy
  • Era(s): Post WW2

This is the story of The Greatest Funambulist Who Ever Lived… Born into a post-war circus family, our nameless star was unwanted and forgotten, abandoned in the shadows of the big top. Until the bright light of Serendipity Wilson...

Another Brooklyn

Another Brooklyn
  • Author(s): Jacqueline Woodson
  • Location(s): Brooklyn
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Later 20th Century

Running into a long-ago friend sets memory from the 1970s in motion for August, transporting her to a time and a place where friendship was everything until it wasn t. For August and her girls, sharing confidences as they...

Brooklyn

Brooklyn
  • Author(s): Colm Tóibín
  • Location(s): Brooklyn, Enniscorthy
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1950s

Colm Toibin’s Brooklyn is a devastating story of love, loss and one woman’s terrible choice between duty and personal freedom. It is Ireland in the early 1950s and for Eilis Lacey, as for so many young Irish girls, opportunities...

Brooklyn Noir

Brooklyn Noir
  • Author(s): Tim McLoughlin
  • Location(s): Brooklyn
  • Genre(s): Crime, Short Stories
  • Era(s): Modern

An anthlogy of stories under the editorship of Tim McLoughlin. New York’s punchiest borough asserts its criminal legacy with all new stories from a magnificent set of today’s best writers. Brooklyn Noir moves from Coney Island to Bay Ridge...

Brooklyn Noir 3 (Nothing but the Truth)

Brooklyn Noir 3 (Nothing but the Truth)
  • Author(s): Tim McLoughlin
  • Location(s): Brooklyn
  • Genre(s): Crime, Short Stories
  • Era(s): Various

An anthology of short stories under the editorship of Tim McLoughlin set in Brookly, some noir, essentially factual.

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