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Up in the Old Hotel

Up in the Old Hotel

Author(s): Joseph Mitchell

Location(s): New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Short Stories

Era(s): Various

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Saloon-keepers and street preachers, gypsies and steel-walking Mohawks, a bearded lady and a 93-year-old “seafoodetarian” who believes his specialized diet will keep him alive for another two decades. These are among the people that Joseph Mitchell immortalized in his...

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Buddhaland Brooklyn

Buddhaland Brooklyn

Author(s): Richard C Morais

Location(s): Brooklyn, Japan

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern

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As he approaches his fortieth birthday, the introverted monk Seido Oda is ordered by his superior to leave behind his peaceful, quiet refuge in the remote mountains of Japan and set up a temple in Brooklyn’s Little Calabria. There...

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The Heat of the Sun

The Heat of the Sun

Author(s): David Rain

Location(s): Mexico, Nagasaki, New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 20th Century

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An exuberant debut that sweeps across the twentieth century—beginning where one world-famous love story left off to introduce us to another With Sophie Tucker belting from his hand-crank phonograph and a circle of boarding-school admirers laughing uproariously around him,...

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Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn Heights

Author(s): Miral al-Tahawy

Location(s): Brooklyn, New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Mid 2000s

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Brooklyn Heights, the fourth novel by award-winning Egyptian author Miral El-Tahawy, revolves around the character of Hend, an Arabic teacher and would-be writer in her late thirties, who emigrates to the United States from Cairo with her eight year...

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Elijah Rising

Elijah Rising

Author(s): Lyn LeJeune

Location(s): New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): Early 20th century

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A novel seen throught the eyes of two young men, a wealthy white New Yorker, Michael Cooke Holt and black preacher, Elijah Broom. Michael lives off his wealth and during one of his aimless wanderings to pass the time...

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Lucia, Lucia

Lucia, Lucia

Author(s): Adriana Trigiani

Location(s): New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1950s

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Lucia Sartori, now in her seventies, single, tells the story of her life to the only other single woman who lives in the same apartment block as her Kit who is mid twenties. it is the story of New...

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Still Me

Still Me

Author(s): Jojo Moyes

Location(s): New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

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Lou Clark knows too many things . . . She knows how many miles lie between her new home in New York and her new boyfriend Sam in London. She knows her employer is a good man and she...

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Summer at Castle Stone

Summer at Castle Stone

Author(s): Lynn Marie Hulsman

Location(s): Ireland, New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Romance

Era(s): Modern

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This summer, lose your heart in Ireland… Shayla Sheridan’s a New York native born into big city luxury, but she’s never really fitted in with the “it” crowd. Desperate to make it as a writer and to finally step...

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Terminal City

Terminal City

Author(s): Linda Fairstein

Location(s): New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Crime, Thriller

Era(s): Modern

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When the body of a young woman is found in a suite at one of the most prestigious hotels in Manhattan, Assistant DA Alex Cooper and Detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace find themselves hunting for an elusive killer...

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The Pool House

The Pool House

Author(s): Tasmina Perry

Location(s): New York City (NYC), The Hamptons

Genre(s): Fiction, Mystery

Era(s): Contemporary

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To Jem Chapman, it’s the chance of a lifetime. An invitation to join a group in an exclusive Hamptons house-share, who could say no? But when she discovers what happened last summer, Jem can’t help but feel a chill....

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