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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

 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...

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...

Believe Me

Believe Me
  • Author(s): J P Delaney
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

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...

Call it Sleep

Call it Sleep
  • Author(s): Henry Roth
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 20th Century

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...

Cobble Hill

Cobble Hill
  • Author(s): Cecily von Ziegesar
  • Location(s): Cobble Hill
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

In the eclectic Brooklyn neighbourhood of Cobble Hill, the lives of four married couples and their children are about to flip from complicated to combustible… Mandy is so underwhelmed by motherhood that she’s faking a debilitating disease to get...

Conviction

Conviction
  • Author(s): Julia Dahl
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC), Brooklyn
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

Journalist Rebekah Roberts works at New York City’s sleaziest tabloid, but dreams of bigger things. When she receives a letter from a convicted murderer claiming his innocence, she sees both a story she can’t ignore and, possibly, a chance....

Dinner with Edward

Dinner with Edward
  • Author(s): Isabel Vincent
  • Location(s): Manhattan, Roosevelt Island
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Earlier 2000s

A charming, tender and life-affirming memoir of a woman’s unlikely bond with a 93-year-old widower With its delicious food, warm jazz, and stunning views of Manhattan, Edward’s home was a much-needed refuge for reporter Isabel Vincent. Her recently widowed...

Dune Song

Dune Song
  • Author(s): Anissa M Bouziane
  • Location(s): Morocco, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

‘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...

Isabelle in the Afternoon

Isabelle in the Afternoon
  • Author(s): Douglas Kennedy
  • Location(s): Paris, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Later 20th Century

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,...

Last Stop On The 6

Last Stop On The 6
  • Author(s): Patricia Dunn
  • Location(s): The Bronx
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Early 1990s

Angela Campanosi fled her home in the Italian-American enclave of Pelham Bay, the Bronx, after an accident left her brother, Jimmy, an up-and-coming actor, paralyzed. Now, ten years later, on the eve of Jimmy’s wedding, anti-war activist Angela returns...

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