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The Little Brooklyn Bakery

The Little Brooklyn Bakery

Author(s): Julie Caplin

Location(s): Brooklyn

Genre(s): RomCom

Era(s): Contemporary

Take a trip to the best little bakery in Brooklyn, where there’s more than a sprinkle of romance and a slice of pie makes it feel like home! When Sophie Bennings arrives in New York, love is the last...

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The Lonely City

The Lonely City

Author(s): Olivia Laing

Location(s): New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Nonfiction

Era(s): Latter half 20th Century

When Olivia Laing moved to New York City in her mid-thirties, she found herself inhabiting loneliness on a daily basis. Increasingly fascinated by this most shameful of experiences, she began to explore the lonely city by way of art....

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The Lost Steps

The Lost Steps

Author(s): Alejo Carpentier

Location(s): Amazon Rainforest, New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Fiction

A composer, fleeing an empty existence in New York, takes a journey with his mistress to the remote upper reaches of a South American river, imagining he is retracing the lost steps of mankind

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The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit: My Family’s Exodus from Old Cairo to the New World

The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit: My Family’s Exodus from Old Cairo to the New World

Author(s): Lucette Lagnado

Location(s): Brooklyn, Cairo, Paris

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs

Era(s): 1950s, 1960s

In vivid and graceful prose, Lucette Lagnado re-creates the majesty and cosmopolitan glamour of Cairo in the years between World War II and Gamal Abdel Nasser’s rise to power. Her father, Leon, was a boulevardier who conducted business on...

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The Moon Sister

The Moon Sister

Author(s): Lucinda Riley

Location(s): Andalusia (Andalucía), New York City (NYC), Scottish Highlands, South America

Genre(s): Fiction, Romance

Era(s): Modern

The Moon Sister is the fifth epic story in the Seven Sisters series by Lucinda Riley. After the death of her father – Pa Salt, an elusive billionaire who adopted his six daughters from around the globe – Tiggy...

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The Night Country

The Night Country

Author(s): Melissa Albert

Location(s): New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller

Era(s): Just in the future

THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED SEQUEL TO INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING NOVEL THE HAZEL WOOD Alice has fought hard for a normal life. Having escaped the Hinterland – the strange, pitch-dark world she was born into – she has washed up in New...

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The Ninth Hour

The Ninth Hour

Author(s): Alice McDermott

Location(s): Brooklyn

Era(s): 1940s and 1950s

On a gloomy February afternoon, Jim sends his wife Annie out to do the shopping before dark falls. He seals their meagre apartment, unhooks the gas tube inside the oven, and inhales. Sister St. Saviour, a Little Nursing Sister...

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The Perfect Mother

The Perfect Mother

Author(s): Aimee Molloy

Location(s): Brooklyn

Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller

Era(s): Contemporary

We all want different things. Francie wants to be the perfect mother. Nell wants to escape the past. Collette wants to spend more time with her family. All Winnie wants is to have her baby back. When Nell suggests...

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The Ruby Slippers

The Ruby Slippers

Author(s): Keir Alexander

Location(s): New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Fiction

Old Rosa the bag lady shuffles along the streets of New York, stinking, silent and shunned by man and beast. Time and again her nephew, Michael Marcinkus the grocer, has tried to help – but Rosa remains unknowable, hushed...

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The Runaway Bridesmaid

The Runaway Bridesmaid

Author(s): Daisy James

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

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

Squeezing herself into a frothy, flouncy, bubble-gum pink dress, Rosie Hamilton thinks that being a bridesmaid for her spoilt little sister Freya can’t get any worse. But discovering her boyfriend in a cupboard with the bride, ten minutes before...

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