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The Tenants of Moonbloom

The Tenants of Moonbloom
  • Author(s): Edward Lewis Wallant
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1960s/70 and early 2000s

Norman Moonbloom is a loser, a drop-out who can’t even make it as a deadbeat. His brother, a slumlord, hires him to collect rent in the buildings he owns in Manhattan. Making his rounds from apartment to apartment, Moonbloom...

Three-Martini Lunch

Three-Martini Lunch
  • Author(s): Suzanne Rindell
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1950s

In 1958, Greenwich Village buzzes with beatniks, jazz clubs, and new ideas the ideal spot for three ambitious young people to meet. Cliff Nelson, the son of a successful book editor, is convinced he s the next Kerouac, if...

Titian’s Boatman

Titian’s Boatman
  • Author(s): Victoria Blake
  • Location(s): London, New York City (NYC), Venice
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 16th Century and 2011

It is 1576 and Venice is in chaos, ravaged by plague and overrun by crime. In the midst of the anarchy we find those brave souls who have chosen not to flee the city. Titian, most celebrated of Venetian...

Up in the Old Hotel

Up in the Old Hotel
  • Author(s): Joseph Mitchell
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Short Stories
  • Era(s): Various

Saloon-keepers and street preachers, gypsies and steel-walking Mohawks, a bearded lady and a 93-year-old “seafoodetarian” who believes his specialized diet will keep him alive for another two decades. These are among the people that Joseph Mitchell immortalized in his...

Waiting For Aegina

Waiting For Aegina
  • Author(s): Effie Kammenou
  • Location(s): Greece, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 21st Century

Book Two in The Gift Saga: The continuation of Evanthia’s Gift… In 1961, five little girls moved into a suburban neighborhood and became inseparable, lifelong friends. They called themselves the ‘Honey Hill Girls,’ named after the street on which...

Wickerby: An Urban Pastoral

Wickerby: An Urban Pastoral
  • Author(s): Charles Siebert
  • Location(s): Brooklyn, Quebec
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Modern

“Outside my window, the city lights are taking hold now, the breeze-brushed, gently pulsating grid. Why is a cemented aggregate of homes arranged in a tall, tight cluster any further from nature than one wood home within the woods?...

Being Someone

Being Someone
  • Author(s): Adrian Harvey
  • Location(s): India, London, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Turn of the 20th century

Two stories interweave. The story of an elephant in Southern India and turn of the 21st London where a romance between a Londoner and a New Yorker is burgeoning. It is deft the way these two stories intertwine. The...

Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn Heights
  • Author(s): Miral al-Tahawy
  • Location(s): Brooklyn, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Mid 2000s

Brooklyn Heights, the fourth novel by award-winning Egyptian author Miral El-Tahawy, revolves around the character of Hend, an Arabic teacher and would-be writer in her late thirties, who emigrates to the United States from Cairo with her eight year...

Elijah Rising

Elijah Rising
  • Author(s): Lyn LeJeune
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Early 20th century

A novel seen throught the eyes of two young men, a wealthy white New Yorker, Michael Cooke Holt and black preacher, Elijah Broom. Michael lives off his wealth and during one of his aimless wanderings to pass the time...

Studio Saint-Ex

Studio Saint-Ex
  • Author(s): Ania Szado
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical, Romance
  • Era(s): 1940s

A sleek, stylish novel set in the sophisticated, dazzling New York of the 1940s, between the shock of Pearl Harbor and the first landing of American troops in Europe-a deft, romantic novel about a wartime triangle involving a twenty-two-year-old...

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