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Looker
  • Author(s): Laura Sims
  • Location(s): Brooklyn
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Have you ever wanted to steal someone else’s life? The Professor lives in Brooklyn; her partner Nathan has left her; she can’t have a baby. All she’s left with is Nathan’s old moggy, Cat. Who she doesn’t even like....

Luster

Luster
  • Author(s): Raven Leilani
  • Location(s): Brooklyn
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

No one wants what no one wants. And how do we even know what we want? How do we know we’re ready to take it? Edie is stumbling her way through her twenties—sharing a subpar apartment in Bushwick, clocking...

My Coney Island Baby

My Coney Island Baby
  • Author(s): Billy O'Callaghan
  • Location(s): Coney Island
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

On a bitterly cold winter’s afternoon, Michael and Caitlin escape their unhappy marriages to keep an illicit rendez-vous. Once a month, for the past quarter of a century, Coney Island has been their haven. These precious, hidden hours are...

Nasty Cutter

Nasty Cutter
  • Author(s): Tim O'Mara
  • Location(s): Brooklyn, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Crime, Mystery
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Danger gets a little too close to home for ex-cop Raymond Donne …When his father’s former law partner, Harry Stover, is murdered while being celebrated as Williamsburg, Brooklyn’s “Man of the Year,” ex-cop turned schoolteacher Raymond Donne fights his...

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...

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...

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...

Shadowshaper

Shadowshaper
  • Author(s): Daniel José Older
  • Location(s): Brooklyn
  • Genre(s): Fantasy, Young Adult
  • Era(s): Modern

Sierra Santiago was looking forward to a fun summer of making art, hanging out with her friends, and skating around Brooklyn. But then a weird zombie guy crashes the first party of the season. Sierra’s near-comatose abuelo begins to...

Snow in August

Snow in August
  • Author(s): Pete Hamill
  • Location(s): Brooklyn
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1940s

In 1940s Brooklyn, friendship between an 11-year-old Irish Catholic boy and an elderly Jewish rabbi might seem as unlikely as, well, snow in August. But the relationship between young Michael Devlin and Rabbi Judah Hirsch is only one of...

The Ballad of Black Tom

The Ballad of Black Tom
  • Author(s): Victor LaValle
  • Location(s): Brooklyn
  • Genre(s): Horror, Novella
  • Era(s): Early 20th century

People move to New York looking for magic and nothing will convince them it isn’t there. Charles Thomas Tester hustles to put food on the table, keep the roof over his father’s head, from Harlem to Flushing Meadows to...

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