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Suite Scarlett

Suite Scarlett
  • Author(s): Maureen Johnson
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): early 21st century

Her new summer job comes with baggage Scarlett Martin has grown up in a most unusual way. Her family owns the Hopewell, a small Art Deco hotel in the heart of New York City. When each of the Martins...

Sweetbitter

Sweetbitter
  • Author(s): Stephanie Danler
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Tess is the 22-year-old narrator of this stunning first novel. Moving to New York, a place at the centre of the universe, from a place that feels like ‘nowhere to live’, she lands a job at a renowned Union...

Tell Me How Long the Train’s Been Gone

Tell Me How Long the Train’s Been Gone
  • Author(s): James Baldwin
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1960s

At the height of his theatrical career, the actor Leo Proudhammer is nearly felled by a heart attack. As he hovers between life and death, Baldwin shows the choices that have made him enviably famous and terrifyingly vulnerable. For...

Ten Years Later

Ten Years Later
  • Author(s): Lisa Marie Latino
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC), New Jersey
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Present Day

Carla D’Agostino is not your typical heroine. Stuck in a seemingly dead-end job, single, and still living with her overbearing Italian-American parents, Carla is thrown for a loop when she realizes her ten-year high school reunion is fast approaching....

That Green Eyed Girl

That Green Eyed Girl
  • Author(s): Julie Owen Moylan
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Historical, Mystery
  • Era(s): Mid 20th Century

1955: In an apartment on the Lower East Side, school teachers Dovie and Gillian live as lodgers. Dancing behind closed curtains, mixing cocktails for two, they guard their private lives fiercely. Until someone guesses the truth . . ....

The 25th Hour

The 25th Hour
  • Author(s): David Benioff
  • Location(s): Manhattan
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Crime
  • Era(s): 2000

An absorbing novel of crime, its terrifying consequences, and a bond that redefines the friendship of three restless young men. Wall Street speculators, the Manhattan downtown club scene, Russian gangsters, immigrant neighborhoods – all the elements in the urban...

The Accident

The Accident
  • Author(s): Chris Pavone
  • Location(s): Europe, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

In New York City, Isabel Reed, one of the most respected and powerful literary agents in the city, frantically turns the pages of a manuscript into the early dawn hours. This manuscript – printed out, hand-delivered, totally anonymous –...

The Address

The Address
  • Author(s): Fiona Davis
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1884/1984

Sara, a servant in 1884 is given the opportunity to move to America and manage the grand New York apartment house, The Dakota. It offers her a world of possibility, including being close to the Dakota’s famous architect, Theo....

The Adventures of Phatty & Payaso

The Adventures of Phatty & Payaso
  • Author(s): Marie Unanue
  • Location(s): Manhattan
  • Genre(s): Children

Phatty the cat loves nothing more than spending his days balanced atop his favorite chair gazing out his windows at Central Park below. Everything is simply fan-tabby-lous until one day when the meanest hawk in the park lands on...

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
  • Author(s): Michael Chabon
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Late 1930s

It is New York City in 1939. Joe Kavalier, a young artist who has also been trained in the art of Houdini-esque escape, has just pulled off his greatest feat to date: smuggling himself out of Nazi-occupied Prague. He...

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