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The Golden House

The Golden House
  • Author(s): Salman Rushdie
  • Location(s): Manhattan
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Early 21st Century

When powerful real-estate tycoon Nero Golden immigrates to the States under mysterious circumstances, he and his three adult children assume new identities, taking ‘Roman’ names, and move into a grand mansion in downtown Manhattan. Arriving shortly after the inauguration...

The Great Mistake

The Great Mistake
  • Author(s): Jonathan Lee
  • Location(s): Manhattan
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

From the acclaimed author of High Dive comes an enveloping, exultant novel of New York City at the turn of the twentieth century, a story of one man’s rise to fame and fortune, and his mysterious murder. Andrew Haswell...

The Nanny Diaries

The Nanny Diaries
  • Author(s): Emma McLaughlin
  • Location(s): Manhattan
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): early 21st century

Wanted: One young woman to take care of four-year-old boy. Must be cheerful, enthusiastic and selfless–bordering on masochistic. Must relish sixteen-hour shifts with a deliberately nap-deprived preschooler. Must love getting thrown up on, literally and figuratively, by everyone in...

The Orphanmaster

The Orphanmaster
  • Author(s): Jean Zimmerman
  • Location(s): Manhattan
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1663

From a debut novelist, a gripping historical thriller and rousing love story set in seventeenth-century Manhattan It’s 1663 in the tiny, hardscrabble Dutch colony of New Amsterdam, now present-day southern Manhattan. Orphan children are going missing, and among those...

The Other Black Girl

The Other Black Girl
  • Author(s): Zakiya Dalila Harris
  • Location(s): Manhattan
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Get Out meets The Devil Wears Prada in this electric debut about the tension that unfurls when two young Black women meet against the starkly white backdrop of book publishing. Twenty-six-year-old editorial assistant Nella Rogers is tired of being...

The Second Mrs. Astor

The Second Mrs. Astor
  • Author(s): Shana Abe
  • Location(s): The Atlantic Ocean, Manhattan
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Early 20th Century

Madeleine Talmage Force is just seventeen when she attracts the attention of John Jacob “Jack” Astor. Madeleine is beautiful, intelligent, and solidly upper-class, but the Astors are in a league apart. Jack’s mother was the Mrs. Astor, American royalty...

The Silence

The Silence
  • Author(s): Don DeLillo
  • Location(s): Manhattan
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): The near future

From one of America’s greatest writers, The Silence is a timely and compelling novel about what happens when an unpredictable crisis strikes. It is Super Bowl Sunday in the year 2022. Five people are due to have dinner in...

The Sun Sister

The Sun Sister
  • Author(s): Lucinda Riley
  • Location(s): Lake Naivasha, Manhattan
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1930s, contemporary

To the outside world, Electra D’Aplièse seems to be the woman with everything: as one of the world’s top models, she is beautiful, rich and famous. Yet beneath the veneer, Electra’s already tenuous control over her state of mind...

The Swans of Fifth Avenue

The Swans of Fifth Avenue
  • Author(s): Melanie Benjamin
  • Location(s): Manhattan
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction
  • Era(s): Mid 20th Century

Of all the glamorous stars of New York high society, none blazes brighter than Babe Paley. Her flawless face regularly graces the pages of Vogue, and she is celebrated and adored for her ineffable style and exquisite taste, especially...

The Weekend

The Weekend
  • Author(s): Alan Winnikoff
  • Location(s): Manhattan
  • Genre(s): Romance
  • Era(s): mid 1990s

Set Lower Manhattan The Weekend is the story of two people seeking to discover whether their feelings for each other are strong enough to cast off their current relationships and find something deeper with each other. The story is...

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