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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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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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After the Winter

After the Winter

Author(s): Guadalupe Nettel

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

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern

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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...

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Believe Me

Believe Me

Author(s): J P Delaney

Location(s): New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller

Era(s): Contemporary

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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...

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Call it Sleep

Call it Sleep

Author(s): Henry Roth

Location(s): New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 20th Century

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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...

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Downtown

Downtown

Author(s): Pete Hamill

Location(s): New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Historical, Travelogue

Era(s): Various

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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...

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Everyone is Watching

Everyone is Watching

Author(s): Megan Bradbury

Location(s): New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Various

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‘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...

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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

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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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From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler

Author(s): E L Konigsburg

Location(s): New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Children

Era(s): 20th Century

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Claudia knew that she could never pull off the old-fashioned kind of running away… so she decided not to run FROM somewhere, but TO somewhere. And so, after some careful planning, she and her younger brother, Jamie, escaped– right...

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grk and The Hot Dog Trail

grk and The Hot Dog Trail

Author(s): Josh Lacey

Location(s): New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Children

Era(s): Modern

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New York might be the Big Apple, but for Tim it’s sausage city! A priceless golden statue has been stolen and Tim has a vital clue. He follows the trail of hot dogs in a sizzling chase from sleepy...

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