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Sutton

Sutton
  • Author(s): J R Moehringer
  • Location(s): Brooklyn, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Crime, Historical
  • Era(s): Early and late 20th Century

One of the most notorious criminals in American history is brought blazing back to life by a master storyteller. Willie Sutton was born in the squalid Irish slums of Brooklyn, in the first year of the twentieth century, and...

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 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 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...

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...

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 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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