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Dog Fight

Dog Fight
  • Author(s): Matt Burgess
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): Modern

Set Queens. lfredo Batista has some worries. Okay, a lot of worries. His older brother, Jose-sorry, Tariq-is returning from a stretch in prison after an unsuccessful robbery, a burglary that Alfredo was supposed to be part of. So now...

Eat The City

Eat The City
  • Author(s): Robin Shulman
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Food and Drink, Nonfiction
  • Era(s): Modern and Various

New York is not a city for growing and manufacturing food. It’s a money and real estate city, with less naked earth and industry than high-rise glass and concrete. Yet in this intimate, visceral, and beautifully written book, Robin...

Elevator Pitch

Elevator Pitch
  • Author(s): Linwood Barclay
  • Location(s): Manhattan
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

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...

Eloise

Eloise
  • Author(s): Kay Thompson
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): 20th entury

Eloise lives with her nanny at The Plaza Hotel in New York. The daughter of extremely rich parents, she is left daily to her own devices. She knows everything about The Plaza and everyone in it. Henry James would...

Empire Rising

Empire Rising
  • Author(s): Thomas Kelly
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1930s

It is 1930, and ground has just been broken for the Empire State Building. One of the thousands of men who will come to work high above the city is Michael Briody, an Irish immigrant torn between his desire...

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
  • Author(s): Jonathan Safran Foer
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Early 21st Century/various

Nine-year-old Oskar Schell is an inventor, amateur entomologist, Francophile, letter writer, pacifist, natural historian, percussionist, romantic, Great Explorer, jeweller, detective, vegan, and collector of butterflies. When his father is killed in the September 11th attacks on the World Trade...

Fin and Lady

Fin and Lady
  • Author(s): Cathleen Schine
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1964

It is 1964. Eleven-year-old Fin and his glamorous, worldly, older half sister, Lady, have just been orphaned. Fin has not seen Lady in six years, but she is now his legal guardian – and his only hope. Uprooted from...

Final Girls

Final Girls
  • Author(s): Riley Sager
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

FIRST THERE WERE THREE The media calls them the Final Girls – Quincy, Sam, Lisa – the infamous group that no one wants to be part of. The sole survivors of three separate killing sprees, they are linked by...

Forty Years in a Day

Forty Years in a Day
  • Author(s): Dianne Vigorito
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1900s Great Depression onwards

Confession is good for the soul even after the soul has been claimed… The story begins in Italy, 1900. After years of torment and neglect, Victoria and her four small children immigrate to Hell’s Kitchen, New York, to escape...

Ghana Must Go

Ghana Must Go
  • Author(s): Taiye Selasi
  • Location(s): New England, New York City (NYC), West Africa
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

With mesmerizing craftsmanship and massive imagination takes the reader on an unforgettable journey across continents and most importantly deeply into the lives of the people whom she writes about. She de-“exoticizes” whole populations and demographics and brings...

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