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Little Deaths

Little Deaths

Author(s): Emma Flint

Location(s): Queens

Genre(s): Fiction, Mystery

Era(s): 1960s

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It’s the summer of 1965, and the streets of Queens, New York shimmer in a heatwave. One July morning, Ruth Malone wakes to find a bedroom window wide open and her two young children missing. After a desperate search,...

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Manhattan Transfer

Manhattan Transfer

Author(s): John Dos Passos

Location(s): New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1920s

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Manhattan Transfer is an “expressionistic picture of New York” (New York Times) in the 1920s that reveals the lives of wealthy power brokers and struggling immigrants alike. From Fourteenth Street to the Bowery, Delmonico’s to the underbelly of the...

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Men Like Air

Men Like Air

Author(s): Tom Connolly

Location(s): New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern

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It is April in Manhattan and the destinies of four very different men are about to collide. Nineteen-year-old Finn has just arrived in the city with his irrepressible and volatile girlfriend, Dilly, determined to even the score with his...

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On the Town

On the Town

Author(s): Marshall Berman

Location(s): New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Historical

Era(s): 20th Century

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An enteratining and cultural look at what Times Square represents… the teeming hub, the films, the brashnees, the iconography and the history. A delightfully informative book.

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One Wish in Manhattan

One Wish in Manhattan

Author(s): Mandy Baggot

Location(s): New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Romance

Era(s): Contemporary

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Christmas: it’s the most wonderful time of the year…to fall in love The temperature is dropping, snow is on its way and Hayley Walker is heading for New York with one wish… to start over. With her daughter Angel,...

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Outerborough Blues: A Brooklyn Mystery

Outerborough Blues: A Brooklyn Mystery

Author(s): Andrew Cotto

Location(s): Brooklyn, New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Mystery

Era(s): Modern

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Outerborough Blues is the story of a drifter, Caesar Stiles, immersed in a mystery that takes him to the hidden corners of a rapidly changing Brooklyn. The gritty search for a missing art student takes on a mythological sweep,...

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Park Avenue Summer

Park Avenue Summer

Author(s): Renee Rosen

Location(s): Manhattan

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1960s

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Renee Rosen draws readers into the glamorous New York City of 1965 and Cosmopolitan magazine, where a brazen new editor-in-chief Helen Gurley Brown – shocks America and saves a dying publication by daring to talk to women about all...

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Searching for Grace Kelly

Searching for Grace Kelly

Author(s): M G Callahan

Location(s): New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1950s

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For a small-town girl with big dreams in 1955, there is no address more desirable than New York’s Barbizon Hotel – the place where Grace Kelly lived when she first came to the big city. Laura is an aristocratic beauty...

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Terminal Value

Terminal Value

Author(s): Thomas Waite

Location(s): Boston, New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Mystery

Era(s): Modern

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“Be careful what you wish for.” That’s a warning Dylan Johnson should have listened to. When his mobile computing firm is bought out by Mantric Technology, a red-hot company about to go public, it seems like a dream come...

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The Age of Innocence

The Age of Innocence

Author(s): Edith Wharton

Location(s): New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Late 19th Century

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Wharton’s story of the upper classes of Old New York, and Newland Archer’s impossible love for the disgraced Countess Olenska, is a perfectly wrought book about an era when upper-class culture in this country was still a mixture of...

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