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The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle
  • Author(s): Jeannette Walls
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC), West Virginia
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Second half of the 20th Century

This is a startling memoir of a successful journalist’s journey from the deserted and dusty mining towns of the American Southwest, to an antique filled apartment on Park Avenue. Jeanette Walls narrates her nomadic and adventurous childhood with her...

Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald

Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald
  • Author(s): Therese Anne Fowler
  • Location(s): France, French Riviera (Cote d'Azur), New York City (NYC), Paris, United States (USA)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): First half 20th century

When beautiful, reckless Southern belle Zelda Sayre meets F. Scott Fitzgerald at a country club dance in 1918, she is seventeen and he is a young army lieutenant. Before long, Zelda has fallen for him, even though Scott isn’t...

When God was a Rabbit

When God was a Rabbit
  • Author(s): Sarah Winman
  • Location(s): Cornwall, Essex, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1960s- turn of the 21st Century

1968. The year Paris takes to the streets. The year Martin Luther King loses his life for a dream. The year Eleanor Maud Portman is born. Young Elly’s world is shaped by those who inhabit it: her loving but...

1876

1876
  • Author(s): Gore Vidal
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Historical
  • Era(s): Late 19th Century

Novel set in New York.This is politics as it ought to be: gossip, corruption, money, dinner parties, more corruption, and all the tacky panoply of power. Into the rarefied atmosphere of a world where money has begun to talk...

A Certain Age

A Certain Age
  • Author(s): Beatriz Williams
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical, Romance
  • Era(s): 1920s

New York in the Roaring Twenties – a time for love, secrets and scandal… As the freedom of the Jazz Age transforms New York City, the iridescent Mrs Theresa Marshall of Fifth Avenue – a beautiful socialite of a...

A Family Scandal

A Family Scandal
  • Author(s): Zoe Miller
  • Location(s): Hong Kong, London, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): Modern

The Rock Star It is twenty years since rock musician Zach Anderson mysteriously plunged to his death in a lake. When media interest in the incident is suddenly re-ignited, hidden tensions fracture the glamorous facade of the Morgan family,...

A Girl Made of Air

A Girl Made of Air
  • Author(s): Nydia Hetherington
  • Location(s): Coney Island
  • Genre(s): Fantasy
  • Era(s): Post WW2

This is the story of The Greatest Funambulist Who Ever Lived… Born into a post-war circus family, our nameless star was unwanted and forgotten, abandoned in the shadows of the big top. Until the bright light of Serendipity Wilson...

A Little Life

A Little Life
  • Author(s): Hanya Yanagihara
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara is an immensely powerful and heartbreaking novel of brotherly love and the limits of human endurance. When four graduates from a small Massachusetts college move to New York to make their way, they’re broke,...

A Winter’s Tale

A Winter’s Tale
  • Author(s): Mark Helprin
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Era(s): Early 20th century

A bestseller that takes readers on a journey to New York of the Belle Epoque, where Peter Lake attempts to rob a Manhattan mansion only to find the daughter of the house at home. Thus begins the love between...

A Woman’s choice

A Woman’s choice
  • Author(s): Annie Thomas
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Pre WW1

It is 1901. Queen Victoria is dead; a new era has begun. And on a cold April morning a young girl stands uncertainly on Liverpool Docks ready to board an emigrant ship that will take her to America and...

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