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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

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

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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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...

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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

‘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

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

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

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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If I Had Two Lives

If I Had Two Lives
  • Author(s): Abbigail N Rosewood
  • Location(s): New England, New York City (NYC), Vietnam
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): early 2000's

This luminous debut novel follows a young woman from her childhood in Vietnam to her life as an immigrant in the United States – and her necessary return to her homeland. As a child, isolated from the world in...

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Manhattan Noir

Manhattan Noir
  • Author(s): Lawrence Block
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Crime, Short Stories
  • Era(s): Modern

Short stories set in Manhattan under the editorship of Lawrence Block and contains stories by Jeffrey Deaver, Lawrence Block, Charles Ardai, Carol Lea Benjamin, Thomas H Cook, Jim Fusilli, Robert Knighlty, John Lutz, Liz Martinez, Maan Meyers, Martin Meyers,...

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The Dollhouse

The Dollhouse
  • Author(s): Fiona Davis
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern/1950s

When she arrives at the famed Barbizon Hotel in 1952 Darby McLaughlin is everything her hall mates aren’t: plain, self-conscious, homesick and convinced she doesn’t belong. Yet when she befriends Esme, a Barbizon maid, she’s introduced to an entirely...

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