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Park Avenue Summer

Park Avenue Summer

Author(s): Renee Rosen

Location(s): Manhattan

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1960s

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Renee Rosen draws readers into the glamorous New York City of 1965 and Cosmopolitan magazine, where a brazen new editor-in-chief Helen Gurley Brown – shocks America and saves a dying publication by daring to talk to women about all...

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The Masterpiece

The Masterpiece

Author(s): Fiona Davis

Location(s): Manhattan

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1928 and 1974

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Takes readers into the glamorous lost art school within Grand Central Terminal, where two very different women strive to make their mark on a world set against them. In 1928 25 year-old Clara is a talented illustrator, with dreams...

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Elevator Pitch

Elevator Pitch

Author(s): Linwood Barclay

Location(s): Manhattan

Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller

Era(s): Contemporary

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It begins on a Monday, when four people board an elevator in Manhattan. Each presses the button for their floor, but the elevator climbs, non-stop, to the top where it pauses for a few seconds, before dropping. Right to...

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The Wife

The Wife

Author(s): Alafair Burke

Location(s): Manhattan, New York City (NYC), The Hamptons

Genre(s): Psychological Thriller

Era(s): Modern

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The stunning new domestic thriller from the New York Times-bestselling, Edgar-nominated author of The Ex When Angela met Jason Powell, while catering a function in the Hamptons, she assumed their romance would be a fling. But, Jason, a brilliant...

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Too Far

Too Far

Author(s): Jason Starr

Location(s): Manhattan

Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller

Era(s): Contemporary

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Jack Harper isn’t a bad man, but he’s stuck in a loveless marriage with a mediocre job just trying to keep sober. The only good thing in his life is his son. When an old college friend introduces him...

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Swan Song

Swan Song

Author(s): Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott

Location(s): Manhattan

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): Mid 20th Century

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To the outside world, they were the icons of high society ― the most glamorous and influential women of their age. To Truman Capote they were his Swans: the ideal heroines, as vulnerable as they were powerful. They trusted...

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Brewed Awakening

Brewed Awakening

Author(s): Cleo Coyle

Location(s): Greenwich Vllage

Genre(s): Cozy Mystery

Era(s): Contemporary

No 18 in the Coffeehouse Mystery series. When coffeehouse manager Clare Cosi awakens on a bench in Washington Square Park, she has no idea she’s been missing for days, or that her friends and family have been frantic with...

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Fox Hunter

Fox Hunter

Author(s): Zoë Sharp

Location(s): Manhattan

Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller

Era(s): Contemporary

The dead man had not gone quietly… There was a time when I would have given everything I owned to be the one responsible for that.’ Charlie Fox will never forget the men who put a brutal end to...

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Generation Friends

Generation Friends

Author(s): Saul Austerlitz

Location(s): Manhattan

Genre(s): Nonfiction

Era(s): Turn of 21st Century

A fascinating behind-the-scenes look at Friends, published for the twenty-fifth anniversary of the show’s premiere. Howyoudoin’? In September 1994, six friends sat down in their favorite coffee shop and began bantering about sex, relationships, jobs, and just about everything...

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Heather, The Totality

Heather, The Totality

Author(s): Matthew Weiner

Location(s): Manhattan

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

The Breakstone family arrange themselves around their daughter Heather, and the world seems to follow: beautiful, compassionate, entrancing, she is the greatest blessing in their lives of Manhattan luxury. But as Heather grows – and her empathy sharpens to...

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