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The Biology of Luck

The Biology of Luck

Author(s): Jacob M Appel

Location(s): New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Fiction

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Odd-job queen Starshine Hart is about to go on somebody else’s perfect date. At 29, the usually carefree Starshine has realized that it is easier to start sleeping with a man than to stop. Her lovers include one of...

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The Dakota Winters

The Dakota Winters

Author(s): Tom Barbash

Location(s): New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1979

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‘Conjures a gritty, populous, affectionate portrait of 1979 New York City’ Jennifer Egan, author of Manhattan Beach It’s the fall of 1979 when 23-year-old Anton Winter, back from the Peace Corps and on the mend from a nasty bout...

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The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle

Author(s): Jeannette Walls

Location(s): New York City (NYC), West Virginia

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs

Era(s): Second half of the 20th Century

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This is a startling memoir of a successful journalist’s journey from the deserted and dusty mining towns of the American Southwest, to an antique filled apartment on Park Avenue. Jeanette Walls narrates her nomadic and adventurous childhood with her...

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The Immortalists

The Immortalists

Author(s): Chloe Benjamin

Location(s): New York City (NYC), San Francisco

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): From 1969

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It’s 1969, and holed up in a grimy tenement building in New York’s Lower East Side is a travelling psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone the date they will die. The four Gold children, too young...

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The Leavers

The Leavers

Author(s): Lisa Ko

Location(s): China, New York City (NYC), The Bronx

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

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The Masterpiece

The Masterpiece

Author(s): Fiona Davis

Location(s): Manhattan

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1928 and 1974

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Takes readers into the glamorous lost art school within Grand Central Terminal, where two very different women strive to make their mark on a world set against them. In 1928 25 year-old Clara is a talented illustrator, with dreams...

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The Murder of the Century

The Murder of the Century

Author(s): Paul Collins

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

Genre(s): Crime, Historical

Era(s): Late 1890s

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On Long Island, a farmer finds a duck pond turned red with blood. On the Lower East Side, two boys playing at a pier discover a floating human torso wrapped tightly in oilcloth. Blueberry pickers near Harlem stumble upon...

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The Reykjavik Assignment

The Reykjavik Assignment

Author(s): Adam LeBor

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

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): Contemporary

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International thriller from renowned political journalist Adam LeBor, taking us behind the scenes in the corridors of power. UN covert negotiator, Yael Azoulay, has been sent to Reykjavik to broker a secret meeting between US President Freshwater and the...

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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

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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...

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Three-Martini Lunch

Three-Martini Lunch

Author(s): Suzanne Rindell

Location(s): New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1950s

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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...

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