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Girl in Translation

Girl in Translation
  • Author(s): Jean Kwok
  • Location(s): Brooklyn
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 20th Century

New York Times bestseller Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok is a powerful story about a Chinese immigrant family in Brooklyn. Kimberley Chang and her mother move from Hong Kong to New York. A new life awaits them – making a new...

Harriet the Spy

Harriet the Spy
  • Author(s): Louise Fitzhugh
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): Mid 20th Centu

First published by HarperCollinsUS in 1964, this classic children’s novel has sold over 4 million copies and was awarded the New York Times Outstanding Book Award. Sixth-grader Harriet attends school on the New York’s Upper East Side along with...

House of Fire

House of Fire
  • Author(s): Joseph Finder
  • Location(s): New England, Boston, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Nick Heller, private spy, exposes secrets that powerful people would rather keep hidden. At the funeral of his good friend Sean, an army buddy who struggled with opioid addiction, a stranger approaches Nick with a job. The woman is...

I am the Central Park Jogger

I am the Central Park Jogger
  • Author(s): Trisha Meili
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Crime
  • Era(s): 1989

It was the end of a long day and Trisha Meili, a young New York stockbroker, was just out for a run. At 9.35 p.m. on April 19, 1989, as she jogs alone near 102nd Street in Central Park,...

I Saw A Man

I Saw A Man
  • Author(s): Owen Sheers
  • Location(s): London, Nevada, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

Hampstead. New York. Nevada. The event that changed all of their lives happened on a Saturday afternoon in June, just minutes after Michael Turner – thinking the Nelsons’ house was empty – stepped through their back door. After the...

I’ll Take New York

I’ll Take New York
  • Author(s): Miranda Dickinson
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Romance
  • Era(s): Modern

The author of the Sunday Times bestselling Take a Look at Me Now, returns to New York with her most heart-warming, romantic story yet. Have you ever given up on love? When her boyfriend lets her down for the...

Ivan and Misha

Ivan and Misha
  • Author(s): MIchael Alenyikov
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Short Stories
  • Era(s): Modern

In “Ivan and Misha”, Michael Alenyikov portrays the complexities of love, sexuality, and the bonds of family with boldness and lyric sensitivity. As the Soviet Union collapses, two young brothers are whisked away from Kiev by their father to...

Jazz

Jazz
  • Author(s): Toni Morrison
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Mainly 1920s

Joe Trace – in his fifties, door-to-door salesman of beauty products, erstwhile devoted husband – shoots to death his lover of three months, impetuous, eighteen-year-old Dorcas. At the funeral, his determined, hard-working wife, Violet – who is given to...

Last Exit to Brooklyn

Last Exit to Brooklyn
  • Author(s): Hubert Selby Jr
  • Location(s): Brooklyn
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Horror
  • Era(s): Mid 20th Century

Last Exit to Brooklyn remains undiminished in its awesome power and magnitude as the novel that first showed us the fierce, primal rage seething in America’s cities. Selby brings out the dope addicts, hoodlums, prostitutes, workers, and thieves brawling...

Let it Rain Coffee

Let it Rain Coffee
  • Author(s): Angie Cruz
  • Location(s): Dominican Republic, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Essentially the story of Esperanza and her father in law Don Chan, and their fractured relationship. Don Chan joins the family in New York shortly after his wife dies in the Dominican Republic. Esperanza recalls the country as largely...

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