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Following Frankenstein

Following Frankenstein
  • Author(s): Catherine Bruton
  • Location(s): Arctic, New York City (NYC), United States (USA)
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): N/A

A brilliantly-conceived and hugely imaginative ‘sequel’ to Mary Shelley’s masterpiece, Following Frankenstein is a hugely exciting and beautifully-written historical adventure, perfect for 9-12 year olds. Sometimes I was jealous of the monster of Frankenstein. I grew up believing my...

Go Tell it on the Mountain

Go Tell it on the Mountain
  • Author(s): James Baldwin
  • Location(s): Harlem
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction
  • Era(s): 1930s

‘I had to deal with what hurt me most. I had to deal with my father.’ Drawing on James Baldwin’s own boyhood in a religious community in 1930s Harlem, his first novel tells the story of young Johnny Grimes....

Isla and the Happily Ever After

Isla and the Happily Ever After
  • Author(s): Stephanie Perkins
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC), Barcelona, Paris
  • Genre(s): Romance, Young Adult
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Hopeless romantic Isla has had a crush on brooding artist Josh since their first year at the School of America in Paris. And, after a chance encounter in Manhattan over the summer break, romance might be closer than Isla...

The Personal Librarian

The Personal Librarian
  • Author(s): Marie Benedict, Victoria Christopher Murray
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Biography, Fiction
  • Era(s): Early 20th Century

The remarkable story of J. P. Morgan’s personal librarian, Belle da Costa Greene, the Black American woman who was forced to hide her true identity and pass as white to leave a lasting legacy that enriched our nation, from...

Dash And Lily’s Book Of Dares

Dash And Lily’s Book Of Dares
  • Author(s): David Levithan, Rachel Cohn
  • Location(s): Manhattan
  • Genre(s): Young Adult
  • Era(s): Contemporary

I’ve left some clues for you. If you want them, turn the page. If you don’t, put the book back on the shelf, please. At the urge of her lucky-in-love brother, sixteen-year-old Lily has left a red notebook full...

City on Fire

City on Fire
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1970s

Midnight, New Year’s Eve, 1976. Nine lives are about to be changed forever. Regan and William Hamilton-Sweeney, heirs to one of New York’s greatest fortunes; Keith and Mercer, the men who, for better or worse, love them; Charlie and...

I Have Lost My Way

I Have Lost My Way
  • Author(s): Gayle Forman
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

A brand-new, heart-wrenching novel from the bestselling author of If I Stay and I Was Here, Gayle Forman Around the time that Freya loses her voice while recording her debut album, Harun is making plans to run away from home to find the boy that he loves, and Nathaniel is arriving in New York City after a family tragedy leaves him isolated on the outskirts of Washington state. After the three of them collide in Central Park, they slowly reveal the parts of their past that they haven’t been able to confront,and together, they find their way back to who they’re supposed to be. Told over the course of a single day from three different perspectives, this is a story about the power of friendship and being true to who you are.

Animal

Animal
  • Author(s): Lisa Taddeo
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

I drove myself out of New York City where a man shot himself in front of me. He was a gluttonous man and when his blood came out it looked like the blood of a pig. That’s a cruel...

One Night, New York

One Night, New York
  • Author(s): Lara Thompson
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction, Thriller
  • Era(s): 1930s

A THRILLING DEBUT NOVEL OF CORRUPTION AND MURDER, SET IN THE NIGHTCLUBS, TENEMENTS AND SKYSCRAPERS OF 1930s NEW YORK – FROM THE WINNER OF THE VIRAGO/THE POOL NEW CRIME WRITER AWARD. At the top of the Empire State Building...

House of Sticks

House of Sticks
  • Author(s): Ly Tran
  • Location(s): Vietnam, Queens
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): 20th century, 21st century

An intimate, beautifully written coming-of-age memoir recounting a young girl’ s journey from war-torn Vietnam to Ridgewood, Queens, and her struggle to find her voice amid clashing cultural expectations. Ly Tran is just a toddler in 1993 when she...

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