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The Secret of Lost Things

The Secret of Lost Things

Author(s): Sheridan Hay

Location(s): New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern

A stunning debut from a new Australian writer – the story of a treasure hunt through a vast New York bookshop. At eighteen, Rosemary arrives in New York from Tasmania with little more than her love of books and...

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The Sun Sister

The Sun Sister

Author(s): Lucinda Riley

Location(s): Lake Naivasha, Manhattan

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1930s, contemporary

To the outside world, Electra D’Aplièse seems to be the woman with everything: as one of the world’s top models, she is beautiful, rich and famous. Yet beneath the veneer, Electra’s already tenuous control over her state of mind...

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The Swans of Fifth Avenue

The Swans of Fifth Avenue

Author(s): Melanie Benjamin

Location(s): Manhattan

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): Mid 20th Century

Of all the glamorous stars of New York high society, none blazes brighter than Babe Paley. Her flawless face regularly graces the pages of Vogue, and she is celebrated and adored for her ineffable style and exquisite taste, especially...

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The Tea Rose

The Tea Rose

Author(s): Jennifer Donnelly

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

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): Late 19th century

East London, 1888—a city apart. A place of shadow and light where thieves, whores, and dreamers mingle, where children play in the cobbled streets by day and a killer stalks at night, where bright hopes meet the darkest truths....

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The Unlikely Occultist: A biographical novel of Alice A. Bailey

The Unlikely Occultist: A biographical novel of Alice A. Bailey

Author(s): Isobel Blackthorn

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

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1930s

Librarian Heather Brown discovers the fascinating life of Alice Bailey – a long forgotten occultist. Back in 1931, Alice is preparing to give a speech at a Swiss summer school. But how can she stave the tide of hatred...

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The Unwitting

The Unwitting

Author(s): Ellen Feldman

Location(s): New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1963

At the height of the Cold War, words are weapons and secrecy reigns. These are challenging times to be a writer and a wife, as Nell Benjamin knows only too well. One bright November day in 1963, the dazzling...

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The Way of Beauty

The Way of Beauty

Author(s): Camille Di Maio

Location(s): New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): Earlier 20th Century

Vera Keller, the daughter of German immigrants in turn-of-the-century New York City, finds her life upended when the man she loves becomes engaged to another woman. But Angelo Bellavia has also inadvertently opened up Vera’s life to unexpected possibilities....

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The Weekend

The Weekend

Author(s): Alan Winnikoff

Location(s): Manhattan

Genre(s): Romance

Era(s): mid 1990s

Set Lower Manhattan The Weekend is the story of two people seeking to discover whether their feelings for each other are strong enough to cast off their current relationships and find something deeper with each other. The story is...

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The Woman in the Window

The Woman in the Window

Author(s): A J Finn

Location(s): New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller

Era(s): Modern looking back

It’s been ten months since Anna Fox last left her home. Ten months during which she has haunted the rooms of her old New York house, lost in her memories, too terrified to step outside. Anna’s lifeline to the...

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The Words I Never Wrote

The Words I Never Wrote

Author(s): Jane Thynne

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

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): Present Day, WW2

New York, present day: On a whim, Juno Lambert buys a 1931 Underwood typewriter that once belonged to celebrated journalist Cordelia Capel. Within its case she discovers an unfinished novel, igniting a transatlantic journey to fill the gaps in...

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