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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

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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.

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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

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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...

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Wickerby: An Urban Pastoral

Wickerby: An Urban Pastoral

Author(s): Charles Siebert

Location(s): Brooklyn, Quebec

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs

Era(s): Modern

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“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?...

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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

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 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...

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Outerborough Blues: A Brooklyn Mystery

Outerborough Blues: A Brooklyn Mystery

Author(s): Andrew Cotto

Location(s): Brooklyn, New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Mystery

Era(s): Modern

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Outerborough Blues is the story of a drifter, Caesar Stiles, immersed in a mystery that takes him to the hidden corners of a rapidly changing Brooklyn. The gritty search for a missing art student takes on a mythological sweep,...

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Buddhaland Brooklyn

Buddhaland Brooklyn

Author(s): Richard C Morais

Location(s): Brooklyn, Japan

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern

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As he approaches his fortieth birthday, the introverted monk Seido Oda is ordered by his superior to leave behind his peaceful, quiet refuge in the remote mountains of Japan and set up a temple in Brooklyn’s Little Calabria. There...

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Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn Heights

Author(s): Miral al-Tahawy

Location(s): Brooklyn, New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Mid 2000s

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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...

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Another Brooklyn

Another Brooklyn

Author(s): Jacqueline Woodson

Location(s): Brooklyn

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Later 20th Century

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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...

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Brooklyn

Brooklyn

Author(s): Colm Tóibín

Location(s): Brooklyn, Enniscorthy

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1950s

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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...

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Brooklyn Noir

Brooklyn Noir

Author(s): Tim McLoughlin

Location(s): Brooklyn

Genre(s): Crime, Short Stories

Era(s): Modern

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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...

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