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Rosemary’s Baby

Rosemary’s Baby
  • Author(s): Ira Levin
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Psychological Thriller
  • Era(s): 1960s

Rosemary and Guy Woodhouse, an ordinary young couple, settle into a New York City apartment, unaware that the elderly neighbors and their bizarre group of friends have taken a disturbing interest in them. But by the time Rosemary discovers...

Russian Reckoning

Russian Reckoning
  • Author(s): Joyce Yarrow
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC), Russia
  • Genre(s): Mystery
  • Era(s): Early twenty-first century

Roped into helping her socially inept émigré stepfather, Nikolai, escape the clutches of a blackmailer, performance poet and private investigator Jo Epstein enters a world where criminals enforce a 19th-century code of honor, threats arrive inside not-so-traditional Matryoshka (nesting)...

Saint X

Saint X
  • Author(s): Alexis Schaltkin
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC), Caribbean
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

Claire is only seven years old when her college-age sister Alison vanishes from the luxury resort on the Caribbean island of Saint X on the last night of her family’s vacation. Several days later Alison’s body is found in...

Saints and Sinners

Saints and Sinners
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): early 2000s

A woman walks the streets of Manhattan and contemplates with exquisite longing the precarious affair she has embarked on, amidst the grandeur and cacophony of the cityscape; a young Irish girl and her mother are thrilled to be invited...

Same Sun Here

Same Sun Here
  • Author(s): Silas House, Neela Vaswani
  • Location(s): Kentucky, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): early 21st century

In this extraordinary novel in two voices, an Indian immigrant girl in New York City and a Kentucky coal miner’s son find strength and perspective by sharing their true selves across the miles. Meena and River have a lot...

Sandstorm

Sandstorm
  • Author(s): Joyce Yarrow
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Coming of Age, Fiction
  • Era(s): Present

Raised in New York by a father whose ideas about right and wrong are highly elastic, Sandie Donovan trains as a jewelry forger, thief and con artist, while developing her talent for disguises. On the run, she returns to...

Save Me the Plums

Save Me the Plums
  • Author(s): Ruth Reichl
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Food and Drink
  • Era(s): 20th century (second half)

When Condé Nast offered Ruth Reichl the top position at America’s oldest epicurean magazine, she declined. She was a writer, not a manager, and had no inclination to be anyone’s boss. Yet Reichl had been reading ‘Gourmet’ since she...

Searching for Sylvie Lee

Searching for Sylvie Lee
  • Author(s): Jean Kwok
  • Location(s): Queens, Netherlands
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Early 20th Century onwards

A poignant and suspenseful drama that untangles the complicated ties binding three women–two sisters and their mother–in one Chinese immigrant family and explores what happens when the eldest daughter disappears, and a series of family secrets emerge, from the...

Seven Days in June

Seven Days in June
  • Author(s): Tia Williams
  • Location(s): Brooklyn
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Seven days to fall in love, fifteen years to forget, and seven days to get it all back again… Eva Mercy is a single mother and bestselling erotica writer who is feeling pressed from all sides. Shane Hall is...

Shadowsea (The Cogheart Adventures #4)

Shadowsea (The Cogheart Adventures #4)
  • Author(s): Peter Bunzl
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): Victorian Era

SECRETS NEVER STAY SUBMERGED FOR LONG Swept into the bright hustle and bustle of New York, Lily, Robert and Malkin discover shadowy secrets lie beneath its surface. For there are chilling goings-on in their hotel… A strange boy held...

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