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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...

The Great Level

The Great Level
  • Author(s): Stella Tillyard
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC), East Anglia
  • Era(s): Mid 17th Century

In 1649, Jan Brunt, a Dutchman, arrives in England to work on draining and developing the Great Level, an expanse of marsh in the heart of the fen country. It is here he meets Eliza, whose love overturns his...

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...

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