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Passing

Passing
  • Author(s): Nella Larsen
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1920s

First published to critical acclaim in 1929, “Passing” firmly established Nella Larsen’s prominence among women writers of the Harlem Renaissance. Irene Redfield, the novel’s protagonist, is a woman with an enviable life. She and her husband, Brian, a prominent...

Past Tense (Jack Reacher 22)

Past Tense (Jack Reacher 22)
  • Author(s): Lee Child
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC), New England
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

The present can be tense . . . A young couple trying to get to New York City are stranded at a lonely motel in the middle of nowhere. Before long they’re trapped in an ominous game of life...

Perfect Tunes

Perfect Tunes
  • Author(s): Emily Gould
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 2000s

The perfect song. The biggest dream. The love of her life. It’s the early days of the new millennium, and Laura has arrived in New York City’s East Village in the hopes of recording her first album. A songwriter...

Perfectly Impossible

Perfectly Impossible
  • Author(s): Elizabeth Topp
  • Location(s): Manhattan
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

In this witty debut novel, Elizabeth Topp crafts a story that ventures behind the fanciful facade of Park Avenue and into the life of one lovable type A assistant. Anna’s job is simple: prevent the unexpected from happening and...

Recipe for a Perfect Wife

Recipe for a Perfect Wife
  • Author(s): Karma Brown
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Contemporary, 1950s

When Alice Hale leaves a career to become a writer and follows her husband to the New York suburbs, she is unaccustomed to filling her days alone in a big, empty house. But when she finds a vintage cookbook...

Recursion

Recursion
  • Author(s): Blake Crouch
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

At first, it looks like a disease. An epidemic that spreads through no known means, driving its victims mad with memories of a life they never lived. But the force that’s sweeping the world is no pathogen. It’s just...

Red at the Bone

Red at the Bone
  • Author(s): Jacqueline Woodson
  • Location(s): Brooklyn
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Comtemporary

“…a dazzling portrait of Brooklyn..” Red Magazine An extraordinary new novel about the influence of history on a contemporary family, from the New York Times-bestselling and National Book Award-winning author of ANOTHER BROOKLYN and BROWN GIRL DREAMING. Two families...

Red Pill

Red Pill
  • Author(s): Hari Kunzru
  • Location(s): Paris, Berlin, London, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

After receiving a prestigious writing fellowship in Germany, the narrator of “Red Pill” arrives in the Berlin suburb of Wannsee and struggles to accomplish anything at all. Instead of working on the book he has proposed to write, he...

Revolution

Revolution
  • Author(s): Jennifer Donnelly
  • Location(s): Brooklyn, Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical, Young Adult
  • Era(s): Modern, French Revolution (18th century)

BROOKLYN: Andi Alpers is on the edge. She’s angry at her father for leaving, angry at her mother for not being able to cope, and heartbroken by the loss of her younger brother, Truman. Rage and grief are destroying...

Rooted

Rooted
  • Author(s): Idabel Allen
  • Location(s): Tennessee, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1970s

Working his lifetime to bury a shameful past and restore the family name, Grover McQuiston rules the town of Moonsock, Tennessee and his family with an iron fist. Or he did, until his eerily skittish tomboy granddaughter, Sarah Jane,...

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