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From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler
  • Author(s): E L Konigsburg
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): 20th Century

Claudia knew that she could never pull off the old-fashioned kind of running away… so she decided not to run FROM somewhere, but TO somewhere. And so, after some careful planning, she and her younger brother, Jamie, escaped– right...

grk and The Hot Dog Trail

grk and The Hot Dog Trail
  • Author(s): Josh Lacey
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): Modern

New York might be the Big Apple, but for Tim it’s sausage city! A priceless golden statue has been stolen and Tim has a vital clue. He follows the trail of hot dogs in a sizzling chase from sleepy...

I am the Central Park Jogger

I am the Central Park Jogger
  • Author(s): Trisha Meili
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Crime
  • Era(s): 1989

It was the end of a long day and Trisha Meili, a young New York stockbroker, was just out for a run. At 9.35 p.m. on April 19, 1989, as she jogs alone near 102nd Street in Central Park,...

If I Had Two Lives

If I Had Two Lives
  • Author(s): Abbigail N Rosewood
  • Location(s): New England, New York City (NYC), Vietnam
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): early 2000's

This luminous debut novel follows a young woman from her childhood in Vietnam to her life as an immigrant in the United States – and her necessary return to her homeland. As a child, isolated from the world in...

Isabelle in the Afternoon

Isabelle in the Afternoon
  • Author(s): Douglas Kennedy
  • Location(s): Paris, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Later 20th Century

Before Isabelle I knew nothing of sex. Before Isabelle I knew nothing of freedom. Before Isabelle I knew nothing of life. Paris in the early Seventies. Sam, an American student, meets a woman in a bookshop. Isabelle is enigmatic,...

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...

Little Deaths

Little Deaths
  • Author(s): Emma Flint
  • Location(s): Queens
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Mystery
  • Era(s): 1960s

It’s the summer of 1965, and the streets of Queens, New York shimmer in a heatwave. One July morning, Ruth Malone wakes to find a bedroom window wide open and her two young children missing. After a desperate search,...

Manhattan Noir

Manhattan Noir
  • Author(s): Lawrence Block
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Crime, Short Stories
  • Era(s): Modern

Short stories set in Manhattan under the editorship of Lawrence Block and contains stories by Jeffrey Deaver, Lawrence Block, Charles Ardai, Carol Lea Benjamin, Thomas H Cook, Jim Fusilli, Robert Knighlty, John Lutz, Liz Martinez, Maan Meyers, Martin Meyers,...

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...

Rooted in the Hood

Rooted in the Hood
  • Author(s): Anna Angelidakis
  • Location(s): Manhattan
  • Genre(s): Photography
  • Era(s): Modern

Rooted in the Hood is a photo essay celebrating the community gardens of New York City and the people who create, cultivate, and enjoy them. The late 60s and 70s witnessed the devastation of New York City, with many...

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