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The Last Painting of Sara de Vos

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos

Author(s): Dominic Smith

Location(s): Amsterdam, Brooklyn, Sydney

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1630s - 2000s

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Amsterdam, 1631: Sara de Vos becomes the first woman to be admitted as a master painter to the city s Guild of St. Luke. Though women do not paint landscapes (they are generally restricted to indoor subjects), a wintry...

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Titian’s Boatman

Titian’s Boatman

Author(s): Victoria Blake

Location(s): London, New York City (NYC), Venice

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 16th Century and 2011

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It is 1576 and Venice is in chaos, ravaged by plague and overrun by crime. In the midst of the anarchy we find those brave souls who have chosen not to flee the city. Titian, most celebrated of Venetian...

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Waiting For Aegina

Waiting For Aegina

Author(s): Effie Kammenou

Location(s): Greece, New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 21st Century

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Book Two in The Gift Saga: The continuation of Evanthia’s Gift… In 1961, five little girls moved into a suburban neighborhood and became inseparable, lifelong friends. They called themselves the ‘Honey Hill Girls,’ named after the street on which...

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Wickerby: An Urban Pastoral

Wickerby: An Urban Pastoral

Author(s): Charles Siebert

Location(s): Brooklyn, Quebec

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs

Era(s): Modern

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“Outside my window, the city lights are taking hold now, the breeze-brushed, gently pulsating grid. Why is a cemented aggregate of homes arranged in a tall, tight cluster any further from nature than one wood home within the woods?...

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Being Someone

Being Someone

Author(s): Adrian Harvey

Location(s): India, London, New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Turn of the 20th century

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Two stories interweave. The story of an elephant in Southern India and turn of the 21st London where a romance between a Londoner and a New Yorker is burgeoning. It is deft the way these two stories intertwine. The...

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A Friend is a Gift you Give Yourself

A Friend is a Gift you Give Yourself

Author(s): William Boyle

Location(s): Brooklyn

Genre(s): Mystery

Era(s): Modern

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 Thelma and Louise Meets Goodfellas… After Brooklyn mob widow Rena Ruggiero hits her eighty-year-old neighbor Enzio in the head with an ashtray when he makes an unwanted move on her, she retreats to the Bronx home of her estranged...

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Believe Me

Believe Me

Author(s): J P Delaney

Location(s): New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller

Era(s): Contemporary

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Claire Wright likes to play other people. A British drama student, in New York without a green card, Claire takes the only job she can get: working for a firm of divorce lawyers, posing as an easy pick-up in...

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Call it Sleep

Call it Sleep

Author(s): Henry Roth

Location(s): New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 20th Century

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David Schearl arrives in New York in his mother’s arms to begin his new life as an immigrant in the ‘Golden Land’. David is hated by his father – an angry, violent man unable to find his niche in...

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Dune Song

Dune Song

Author(s): Anissa M Bouziane

Location(s): Morocco, New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern

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‘I came to the Sahara to be buried.’ After witnessing the collapse of the World Trade Centre, Jeehan Nathaar leaves her New York life with her sense of identity fractured and her American dream destroyed. She returns to Morocco...

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Isabelle in the Afternoon

Isabelle in the Afternoon

Author(s): Douglas Kennedy

Location(s): New York City (NYC), Paris

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Later 20th Century

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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,...

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