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The Falconer

The Falconer
  • Author(s): Dana Czapnik
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1990s

New York, 1993. Seventeen-year-old Lucy Adler, a street-smart, trash-talking baller, is often the only girl on the public courts. At turns quixotic and cynical, insecure and self-possessed, Lucy is in unrequited love with her best friend and pick-up teammate...

The Family

The Family
  • Author(s): Naomi Krupitsky
  • Location(s): Brooklyn
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction
  • Era(s): From the 1920s

A captivating debut novel about the tangled fates of two best friends and daughters of the Italian mafia, and a coming-of-age story of twentieth-century Brooklyn itself. Two daughters. Two families. One inescapable fate. Sofia Colicchio is a free spirit,...

The Forrests

The Forrests
  • Author(s): Emily Perkins
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC), Auckland
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 20th century

Dorothy Forrest is immersed in the sensory world around her; she lives in the flickering moment. From the age of seven, when her odd, disenfranchised family moves from New York City to the wide skies of Auckland, to the...

The Fortunate Pilgrim

The Fortunate Pilgrim
  • Author(s): Mario Puzo
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1960s

Before The Godfather and The Last Don, there was Puzo’s classic story about the loves, crimes and struggles confronted by one family of New York City immigrants living in Hell’s Kitchen. Fresh from the farms in Italy, Lucia Santa...

The Fragments

The Fragments
  • Author(s): Toni Jordan
  • Location(s): Brisbane, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1980s, 1930s

Inga Karlson died in a fire in New York in the 1930s, leaving behind three things: a phenomenally successful first novel, the scorched fragments of a second book — and a mystery that has captivated generations of readers. Nearly...

The Gift of the Magi

The Gift of the Magi
  • Author(s): O Henry
  • Location(s): Manhattan
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): turn of 20th century

One dollar and eighty-seven cents is all the money Della has in the world to buy her beloved a Christmas present. She has nothing to sell except her only treasure–her long, beautiful brown hair. Set in New York at...

The Glass Hotel

The Glass Hotel
  • Author(s): Emily St. John Mandel
  • Location(s): Vancouver Island, Manhattan
  • Genre(s): Mystery
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Vincent is the beautiful bartender at the Hotel Caiette, a five-star glass-and-cedar palace on the northernmost tip of Vancouver Island. New York financier Jonathan Alkaitis owns the hotel. When he passes Vincent his card with a tip, it’s the...

The Gods of Gotham

The Gods of Gotham
  • Author(s): Lyndsay Faye
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1845

1845: New York City forms its first police force. The great potato famine hits Ireland. These two events will change New York City forever… Timothy Wilde tends bar, saving every dollar in hopes of winning the girl of his...

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 Good Thieves

The Good Thieves
  • Author(s): Katherine Rundell
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): 20th century

Fresh off the boat from England, Vita Marlowe has a job to do. Her beloved grandfather Jack has been cheated out of his home and possessions by a notorious conman with Mafia connections. Seeing Jack’s spirit is broken, Vita...

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