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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 Heights

Brooklyn Heights
  • Author(s): Miral al-Tahawy
  • Location(s): Brooklyn, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Mid 2000s

Brooklyn Heights, the fourth novel by award-winning Egyptian author Miral El-Tahawy, revolves around the character of Hend, an Arabic teacher and would-be writer in her late thirties, who emigrates to the United States from Cairo with her eight year...

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 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...

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...

Modern Lovers

Modern Lovers
  • Author(s): Emma Straub
  • Location(s): Brooklyn
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporaryy

Friends and former college bandmates Elizabeth and Andrew and Zoe have watched one another marry, buy property, and start families, all while trying to hold on to the identities of their youth. But nothing ages them like having to...

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...

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