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The Chelsea Girls

The Chelsea Girls
  • Author(s): Fiona Davis
  • Location(s): Manhattan
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Mid 20th Century

From the dramatic redbrick facade to the sweeping staircase dripping with art, the Chelsea Hotel has long been New York City’s creative oasis for the many artists, writers, musicians, actors, filmmakers, and poets who have called it home –...

The Chosen

The Chosen
  • Author(s): Chaim Potok
  • Location(s): Brooklyn
  • Genre(s): Historical, Young Adult
  • Era(s): 1940s

In 1940s Brooklyn, New York, an accident throws Reuven Malther and Danny Saunders together. Despite their differences (Reuven is a Modern Orthodox Jew with an intellectual, Zionist father: Danny is the brilliant son and rightful heir to a Hasidic...

The City We Became

The City We Became
  • Author(s): N K Jemisin
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fantasy, Science Fiction/Future
  • Era(s): Future

‘A glorious fantasy, set in that most imaginary of cities, New York’ Neil Gaiman on THE CITY WE BECAME ‘The most celebrated science fiction and fantasy writer of her generation… Jemisin seems able to do just about everything’ NEW...

The Cricket in Times Square

The Cricket in Times Square
  • Author(s): George Selden
  • Location(s): Manhattan
  • Genre(s): Children, Fiction
  • Era(s): 1990s

One night, the sounds of New York City–the rumbling of subway trains, thrumming of automobile tires, hooting of horns, howling of brakes, and the babbling of voices–is interrupted by a sound that even Tucker Mouse, a jaded inhabitant of...

The Cuban Scar

The Cuban Scar
  • Author(s): Gabriel Hemingway, Nick Padron
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC), Cuba (Republic of)
  • Genre(s): Psychological Thriller
  • Era(s): 1970-1980s

Inspired by factual events, The Cuban Scar begins when a young New York musician, Nelson Montes, discovers a videotape recording made by his deceased father detailing his participation in the John F. Kennedy assassination, “The greatest unsolved crime of...

The Drawing of the Three

The Drawing of the Three
  • Author(s): Stephen King
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Science Fiction/Future
  • Era(s): Second half of the 20th Century

Eddie Dean is a heroin junkie (1980’s). Odetta Holmes is a civil rights activist (1960’s), and Detta Walker is her dark other half. Jack Mort is a serial killer from the 1970’s. Together with Roland, King has assembled a...

The Editor

The Editor
  • Author(s): Steven Rowley
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1990s

A poignant, highly original novel about an author whose relationship with his very famous book editor will change him forever… fter years of struggling as a writer in 1990s New York City, James Smale finally gets his big break...

The Education of Margot Sanchez

The Education of Margot Sanchez
  • Author(s): Lilliam Rivera
  • Location(s): The Bronx
  • Genre(s): Young Adult
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Pretty in Pink comes to the South Bronx in this bold and romantic coming-of-age novel about dysfunctional families, good and bad choices, and finding the courage to question everything you ever thought you wanted–from debut author Lilliam Rivera. Things/People...

The Engineer’s Wife

The Engineer’s Wife
  • Author(s): Tracey Enerson Wood
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Late 1800’s

Based on the true story of Emily Warren Roebling, whose life is transformed when she must complete her husband’s magnum opus—the Brooklyn Bridge, a project of unthinkable scale that takes her into the bowels of the East River, suffragette...

The Execution

The Execution
  • Author(s): Dick Wolf
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): early 21st century

Soon after the Mexican presidential election, twenty-three bodies are discovered beheaded on the United States border, each marked with a unique symbol – a carving of a hummingbird. Detective Cecilia Garza of the Mexican intelligence agency recognizes it as...

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