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Let the Great World Spin

Let the Great World Spin
  • Author(s): Colum McCann
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1970s

In the dawning light of a late-summer morning, the people of lower Manhattan stand hushed, staring up in disbelief at the Twin Towers. It is August 1974, and a mysterious tightrope walker is running, dancing, leaping between the towers,...

MAILBOX: A Scattershot Novel of Racing, Dares and Danger, Occasional Nakedness, and Faith

MAILBOX: A Scattershot Novel of Racing, Dares and Danger, Occasional Nakedness, and Faith
  • Author(s): Nancy Freund
  • Location(s): California, Kansas City, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Young Adult
  • Era(s): 1970s

The Drue family moves from New York to Small Town, USA in the ’70s, and they may never fully fit in. Thirteen-year-old Sandy’s parents encourage her curiosity, her imagination, and her challenge of social conventions – but not without...

Man on Wire

Man on Wire
  • Author(s): Philippe Petit
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): 1974

Philippe Petit chronicles the day day in 1974 when he illegally walked across a tightrope suspended between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. As early as the late 60s, in France, Petit resolved to carry out this...

Manhattan ’45

Manhattan ’45
  • Author(s): Jan Morris
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Travelogue
  • Era(s): 1945

In 1945, New York City stood at the pinnacle of its cultural and economic power. Never again would the city possess the unique mixture of innocence and sophistication, romance and formality, generosity and confidence which characterized it in this...

Manhattan, When I Was Young

Manhattan, When I Was Young
  • Author(s): Mary Cantwell
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): 1950s, 1960s

Greenwich Village, middle of the twentieth century, an intimate portrait of a young woman as she negotiates her way through work, love and parenthood. Beautifully written and insightful.

Melting the Snow on Hester Street

Melting the Snow on Hester Street
  • Author(s): Daisy Waugh
  • Location(s): Hollywood, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): First three decades of 20th Century

Sumptuously evoking the Golden Age of Hollywood, a time when money is built on greed and love can be a trick of the light, Daisy Waugh’s stunning new novel is a compelling portrait of love, fame, and survival. It...

Motherless Brooklyn

Motherless Brooklyn
  • Author(s): Jonathan Lethem
  • Location(s): Brooklyn
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Modern

Lionel Essrog is Brooklyn’s very own self-appointed Human Freakshow, an orphan whose Tourettic impulses drive him to bark, count, and rip apart our language in startling and original ways. Together with three veterans of the St. Vincent’s Home for...

My Name is Lucy Barton

My Name is Lucy Barton
  • Author(s): Elizabeth Strout
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC), Illinois
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2016 AND THE BAILEYS WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2016. A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. An exquisite story of mothers and daughters from the Pulitzer prize-winning author of Olive Kitteridge Lucy is recovering...

New York

New York
  • Author(s): Edward Rutherfurd
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

An irristable story of the birth of the City that Never Sleeps, from the tiny American Indian fishing village to the present day. He interweaves historical and fictitious characters and brings the city to fulsome life.

New York Valentine

New York Valentine
  • Author(s): Carmen Reid
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): Modern

Love is in the air! Personal shopper Annie Valentine has a dream job in the heart of fabulous Manhattan. Daughter Lana is lost in the heat of first love, but has she fallen for a heart-breaker? In London husband...

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