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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...

The Astral

The Astral
  • Author(s): Kate Christensen
  • Location(s): Brooklyn
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

In the gentrifying neighborhood of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, rests a huge rose-colored apartment building called The Astral. For decades it was the happy home of the poet Harry Quirk, his wife, Luz, and their two children: Karina, now a fervent...

The Fortress of Solitude

The Fortress of Solitude
  • Author(s): Jonathan Lethem
  • Location(s): Brooklyn
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Second half of the 20th Century

Dean Street, Brooklyn. When Abraham and Rachel Ebdus arrive there in the early 1970s, they are among the first whites to venture into a mainly black neighborhood that is just beginning to be called Boerum Hill.

Someone

Someone
  • Author(s): Alice McDermott
  • Location(s): Brooklyn
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1920s

Someone begins on the stoop of a Brooklyn apartment building where Marie is waiting for her father to come home from work. It is the 1920s and in her Irish-American enclave the stories of her neighbours unfold before her...

Black Orchids

Black Orchids
  • Author(s): Rex Stout
  • Location(s): Brooklyn
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): 1941

Brooklyn. 1941. Two stories before Pearl Harbor brought the U.S. into WWII. Private detective, Nero Wolfe, with the aid of his assistant, Archie Goodwin, investigates a killing at a flower show and a series of poison-pen letters that result...

Brooklyn Girls

Brooklyn Girls
  • Author(s): Gemma Burgess
  • Location(s): Brooklyn, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Young Adult
  • Era(s): Modern

Jobless. Clueless. Topless on Facebook. Welcome to New York City. Pia Keller is not living the dream. Unemployed, unemployable and broke, post-Uni life in a Brooklyn townhouse with her four best friends suddenly isn’t so easy. And that’s before...

The Electric Michelangelo

The Electric Michelangelo
  • Author(s): Sarah Hall
  • Location(s): Brooklyn, Lancashire, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 20th Century

On the windswept front of Morecambe Bay, Cy Parks spends his childhood years first in a guest house for consumptives run by his mother and then as apprentice to alcoholic tattoo-artist Eliot Riley. Thirsty for new experiences, he departs...

Heft

Heft
  • Author(s): Liz Moore
  • Location(s): Brooklyn
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Arthur Opp is heartbreaking. A 58-year old former professor of literature, he weighs 550 lbs., hasn t left his Brooklyn apartment in years and is acutely attuned to both the painful and analgesic dimensions of his self-imposed solitude. Kel...

A Letter From Sarah

A Letter From Sarah
  • Author(s): Dan Proops
  • Location(s): Fulham, Brooklyn
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern Day

Adam’s sister, Sarah, has been missing for seven years, but he hasn’t given up hope of finding her. He is a sculptor and lives with his bedridden father who is a bully and a curmudgeon. One morning, as the...

A Woman is No Man

A Woman is No Man
  • Author(s): Etaf Rum
  • Location(s): Brooklyn
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1990 and 2008

Three generations of Palestinian-American women living in Brooklyn are torn between individual desire and the strict mores of Arab culture in this heart-wrenching story of love, intrigue and courage. Palestine, 1990. Seventeen-year-old Isra prefers reading books to entertaining the...

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