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How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents

How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • Author(s): Julia Alvarez
  • Location(s): Dominican Republic, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Young Adult
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Yolanda Garcia is taking a trip to the Dominican Republic to revisit the country where she was born, and which her family was forced to flee for New York when she was a child. Previously privileged and wealthy, the...

Last Stop On The 6

Last Stop On The 6
  • Author(s): Patricia Dunn
  • Location(s): The Bronx
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Early 1990s

Angela Campanosi fled her home in the Italian-American enclave of Pelham Bay, the Bronx, after an accident left her brother, Jimmy, an up-and-coming actor, paralyzed. Now, ten years later, on the eve of Jimmy’s wedding, anti-war activist Angela returns...

Sparks Like Stars

Sparks Like Stars
  • Author(s): Nadia Hashimi
  • Location(s): Kabul, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1970s/2008

Kabul, 1978: The daughter of a prominent family, Sitara Zamani lives a privileged life in Afghanistan’s thriving cosmopolitan capital. The 1970s are a time of remarkable promise under the leadership of people like Sardar Daoud, Afghanistan’s progressive president, and Sitara’s beloved...

The Engineer’s Wife

The Engineer’s Wife
  • Author(s): Tracey Enerson Wood
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Late 1800’s

Based on the true story of Emily Warren Roebling, whose life is transformed when she must complete her husband’s magnum opus—the Brooklyn Bridge, a project of unthinkable scale that takes her into the bowels of the East River, suffragette...

Mrs March

Mrs March
  • Author(s): Virginia Feito
  • Location(s): Upper East Side
  • Genre(s): Psychological Thriller, Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern with a 1950s vibe

George March’s latest novel is a smash hit. None could be prouder than Mrs. March, his dutiful wife, who revels in his accolades and relishes the lifestyle and status his success brings. A creature of routine and decorum, Mrs....

Harlem Shuffle

Harlem Shuffle
  • Author(s): Colson Whitehead
  • Location(s): Harlem
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): early 1960s

To his customers and neighbors on 125th street, Carney is an upstanding salesman of reasonably-priced furniture, making a life for himself and his family. He and his wife Elizabeth are expecting their second child, and if her parents on...

Her Heart for a Compass

Her Heart for a Compass
  • Author(s): Sarah Ferguson Duchess of York
  • Location(s): Ireland, London, New York City (NYC), Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Genre(s): Historical
  • Era(s): 1860s/70s

London 1865 In an attempt to rebel against a society where women are expected to conform, free-spirited Lady Margaret Montagu Scott flees her confines and an arranged marriage. But Lady Margaret’s parents, the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch, as...

The Secret War

The Secret War
  • Author(s): Louise Burfitt-Dons
  • Location(s): Beijing (Peking), Hamburg, Liverpool, London, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): contemporary

Karen Andersen, private investigator, stumbles across intelligence in a Liverpool University that an ultra-right faction of the CCP plan to release a new highly contagious virus on an unsuspecting New York City.

A Conference in Stockholm

A Conference in Stockholm
  • Author(s): Kathy Harter
  • Location(s): Stockholm, Eastern Europe, New York City (NYC), Oxford, Washington DC
  • Genre(s): Mystery, Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

A noted climate activist is about to name names at a symposium in Stockholm. CIA agents Joshua Daine and Valerie Rhodes are sent on a simple retrieval mission to pick up classified information. She is kidnapped, he is shot,...

Sandstorm

Sandstorm
  • Author(s): Joyce Yarrow
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Coming of Age, Fiction
  • Era(s): Present

Raised in New York by a father whose ideas about right and wrong are highly elastic, Sandie Donovan trains as a jewelry forger, thief and con artist, while developing her talent for disguises. On the run, she returns to...

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