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Generation Friends

Generation Friends
  • Author(s): Saul Austerlitz
  • Location(s): Manhattan
  • Genre(s): Nonfiction
  • Era(s): Turn of 21st Century

A fascinating behind-the-scenes look at Friends, published for the twenty-fifth anniversary of the show’s premiere. Howyoudoin’? In September 1994, six friends sat down in their favorite coffee shop and began bantering about sex, relationships, jobs, and just about everything...

Heather, The Totality

Heather, The Totality
  • Author(s): Matthew Weiner
  • Location(s): Manhattan
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

The Breakstone family arrange themselves around their daughter Heather, and the world seems to follow: beautiful, compassionate, entrancing, she is the greatest blessing in their lives of Manhattan luxury. But as Heather grows – and her empathy sharpens to...

If Looks Could Kill

If Looks Could Kill
  • Author(s): Kate White
  • Location(s): Manhattan
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): early 21st century

Meet Bailey Weggins, the thirty-something, single-again true crime writer for a leading Manhattan woman’s magazine. Smart and savvy, she’s got a sixth sense when it comes to seeing the truth in a story-especially if it’s murder. Bailey’s in bed...

Lipstick Jungle

Lipstick Jungle
  • Author(s): Candace Bushnell
  • Location(s): Manhattan
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): early 21st century

The new novel that fans of the bestselling author have been waiting for, about three sexy, powerful career women who will do anything to stay at the top of their fields Victory Ford is the darling of the fashion...

Miracle On 34th Street

Miracle On 34th Street
  • Author(s): Valentine Davies
  • Location(s): Manhattan
  • Genre(s): Children, Fiction
  • Era(s): early 1990s

The lives of three people are changed by an old man who insists that he is Santa Claus.

Murder in Chelsea

Murder in Chelsea
  • Author(s): Victoria Thompson
  • Location(s): Manhattan
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): early 20th century

Sarah Brandt is shattered when she learns that a woman has inquired at Hope’s Daughters Mission for Catherine, the abandoned child she has taken as her daughter. The woman claims she was Catherine’s nursemaid, now acting on behalf of...

My Year of Rest and Relaxation

My Year of Rest and Relaxation
  • Author(s): Ottessa Moshfegh
  • Location(s): Manhattan
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 2000

From one of our boldest, most celebrated new literary voices, a novel about a young woman’s efforts to duck the ills of the world by embarking on an extended hibernation with the help of one of the worst psychiatrists...

New York 2140

New York 2140
  • Author(s): Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC), Manhattan
  • Genre(s): Cli-fi, Future
  • Era(s): Mid 22nd Century

As the sea level rose, every street became a canal, every skyscraper an island. For the residents of one apartment building in Madison Square, however, New York in the year 2140 is far from a drowned city.

Oreo

Oreo
  • Author(s): Fran Ross
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC), Manhattan
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1970s

Oreo has been raised by her maternal grandparents in Philadelphia. Her black mother tours with a theatrical troupe, and her Jewish deadbeat dad disappeared when she was an infant, leaving behind a mysterious note. Oreo’s quest is to find...

Perfectly Impossible

Perfectly Impossible
  • Author(s): Elizabeth Topp
  • Location(s): Manhattan
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

In this witty debut novel, Elizabeth Topp crafts a story that ventures behind the fanciful facade of Park Avenue and into the life of one lovable type A assistant. Anna’s job is simple: prevent the unexpected from happening and...

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