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Someone Else’s Daughter

Someone Else’s Daughter
  • Author(s): Jennifer Harvey
  • Location(s): Long Island, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

They’d left their daughter with us, their only child, and we hadn’t protected her. That was all they would see when they looked at us—that we had failed them. I count down the days until we can leave the...

Sophie’s Choice

Sophie’s Choice
  • Author(s): William Styron
  • Location(s): Auschwitz/Birkenau, Brooklyn
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Early/Mid 20th Century

The novel opens with Stingo, a young southerner, journeying north in 1947 to become a writer. It leads us into his intellectual and emotional entanglement with his neighbors in a Brooklyn rooming house: Nathan, a tortured, brilliant Jew, and...

Studio Saint-Ex

Studio Saint-Ex
  • Author(s): Ania Szado
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical, Romance
  • Era(s): 1940s

A sleek, stylish novel set in the sophisticated, dazzling New York of the 1940s, between the shock of Pearl Harbor and the first landing of American troops in Europe-a deft, romantic novel about a wartime triangle involving a twenty-two-year-old...

Sunset In Central Park

Sunset In Central Park
  • Author(s): Sarah Morgan
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): Modern

After witnessing the fallout of her parent’s divorce, love has never been a priority for garden designer Frankie Cole. The only man in her life is her friend Matt–but that’s strictly platonic. If only she found it easier to...

Sutton

Sutton
  • Author(s): J R Moehringer
  • Location(s): Brooklyn, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Crime, Historical
  • Era(s): Early and late 20th Century

One of the most notorious criminals in American history is brought blazing back to life by a master storyteller. Willie Sutton was born in the squalid Irish slums of Brooklyn, in the first year of the twentieth century, and...

Sweet Caress

Sweet Caress
  • Author(s): William Boyd
  • Location(s): Berlin, France, London, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1920s-1950s

Long listed for the Walter Scott Prize 2016 Amory’s first memory is of her father doing a handstand. She has memories of him returning on leave during the First World War. But his absences, both actual and emotional, are...

Sylvia

Sylvia
  • Author(s): Leonard Michaels
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1960s

Manhattan 1960s –  Leonard, a young writer drifting through the city, meets Sylvia by chance at a friend’s shabby Greenwich Village apartment. He’s instantly besotted with her striking beauty and quiet disdain, and the question of what to do...

Tar Beach

Tar Beach
  • Author(s): Faith Ringgold
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): 1930s

Illustrations in full color. “Ringgold recounts the dream adventure of eight-year-old Cassie Louise Lightfoot, who flies above her apartment-building rooftop, the ‘tar beach’ of the title, looking down on 1939 Harlem. Part autobiographical, part fictional, this allegorical tale sparkles...

Tatiana and Alexander

Tatiana and Alexander
  • Author(s): Paullina Simons
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC), Russia
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): WW2

The world at war … two people in love. Tatiana is eighteen years old and pregnant when she miraculously escapes war-torn Leningrad to the West, believing herself to be a widow. Her husband, Major Alexander Belov, a decorated hero...

The Best of Everything

The Best of Everything
  • Author(s): Rona Jaffe
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1958

When it first published in 1958, Rona Jaffe’s debut novel electrified readers who saw themselves reflected in its story of five young employees of a New York publishing company. There’s Ivy League Caroline, who dreams of graduating from the...

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