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Another Brooklyn

Another Brooklyn
  • Author(s): Jacqueline Woodson
  • Location(s): Brooklyn
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Later 20th Century

Running into a long-ago friend sets memory from the 1970s in motion for August, transporting her to a time and a place where friendship was everything until it wasn t. For August and her girls, sharing confidences as they...

Brooklyn

Brooklyn
  • Author(s): Colm Tóibín
  • Location(s): Brooklyn, Enniscorthy
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1950s

Colm Toibin’s Brooklyn is a devastating story of love, loss and one woman’s terrible choice between duty and personal freedom. It is Ireland in the early 1950s and for Eilis Lacey, as for so many young Irish girls, opportunities...

Brooklyn Noir

Brooklyn Noir
  • Author(s): Tim McLoughlin
  • Location(s): Brooklyn
  • Genre(s): Crime, Short Stories
  • Era(s): Modern

An anthlogy of stories under the editorship of Tim McLoughlin. New York’s punchiest borough asserts its criminal legacy with all new stories from a magnificent set of today’s best writers. Brooklyn Noir moves from Coney Island to Bay Ridge...

Brooklyn Noir 3 (Nothing but the Truth)

Brooklyn Noir 3 (Nothing but the Truth)
  • Author(s): Tim McLoughlin
  • Location(s): Brooklyn
  • Genre(s): Crime, Short Stories
  • Era(s): Various

An anthology of short stories under the editorship of Tim McLoughlin set in Brookly, some noir, essentially factual.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Brooklyn Noir 2 (The classics)

Brooklyn Noir 2 (The classics)
  • Author(s): Tim McLoughlin
  • Location(s): Brooklyn
  • Genre(s): Crime, Short Stories
  • Era(s): Various

An anthology of noir short stories under the editorship of Tim McLoughlin. Presents an anthology of chilling stories, each set in a distinct neighborhood of Brooklyn, featuring contributions by such noted mystery writers as Pete Hamill, H.P. Lovecraft, Donald...

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