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A Conference in Stockholm

A Conference in Stockholm
  • Author(s): Kathy Harter
  • Location(s): Stockholm, Eastern Europe, New York City (NYC), Oxford, Washington DC
  • Genre(s): Mystery, Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

A noted climate activist is about to name names at a symposium in Stockholm. CIA agents Joshua Daine and Valerie Rhodes are sent on a simple retrieval mission to pick up classified information. She is kidnapped, he is shot,...

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.

After the Winter

After the Winter
  • Author(s): Guadalupe Nettel
  • Location(s): Paris, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

A shy young Mexican woman moves to Paris to study literature. Cecilia has few friends, and a morbid fascination with watching the funerals taking place in Père-Lachaise cemetery outside her apartment. She suddenly strikes up a close relationship with...

Believe Me

Believe Me
  • Author(s): J P Delaney
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Claire Wright likes to play other people. A British drama student, in New York without a green card, Claire takes the only job she can get: working for a firm of divorce lawyers, posing as an easy pick-up in...

Call it Sleep

Call it Sleep
  • Author(s): Henry Roth
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 20th Century

David Schearl arrives in New York in his mother’s arms to begin his new life as an immigrant in the ‘Golden Land’. David is hated by his father – an angry, violent man unable to find his niche in...

Dinner with Edward

Dinner with Edward
  • Author(s): Isabel Vincent
  • Location(s): Manhattan, Roosevelt Island
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Earlier 2000s

A charming, tender and life-affirming memoir of a woman’s unlikely bond with a 93-year-old widower With its delicious food, warm jazz, and stunning views of Manhattan, Edward’s home was a much-needed refuge for reporter Isabel Vincent. Her recently widowed...

Downtown

Downtown
  • Author(s): Pete Hamill
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Historical, Travelogue
  • Era(s): Various

Manhattan, the keystone of New York City, is a place of ghosts and buried memory. One can still see remnants of the British colony, the mansions of the robber barons, and the speakeasies of the 1920s. These are the...

Everyone is Watching

Everyone is Watching
  • Author(s): Megan Bradbury
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Various

‘Beautiful, kaleidoscopic . . . everyone should be watching Megan Bradbury from now on’ Eimear McBride, Baileys Prize-winning author of A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing New York: A city that inspires. A city that draws people in. A city...

Find and Seek New York

Find and Seek New York
  • Author(s): Sally Roydhouse
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Children, Travelogue
  • Era(s): Various

When a child steps outside their ordinary world and travels to a foreign city or country, an adventure awaits. In Find and Seek New York a small boy arrives in the city of New York with his family, willing...

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