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The Ninth Hour

The Ninth Hour
  • Author(s): Alice McDermott
  • Location(s): Brooklyn
  • Era(s): 1940s and 1950s

On a gloomy February afternoon, Jim sends his wife Annie out to do the shopping before dark falls. He seals their meagre apartment, unhooks the gas tube inside the oven, and inhales. Sister St. Saviour, a Little Nursing Sister...

The Orchard

The Orchard
  • Author(s): David Hopen
  • Location(s): Miami, Brooklyn
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

A commanding debut and a poignant coming-of-age story about a devout Jewish high school student whose plunge into the secularized world threatens everything he knows of himself Ari Eden’s life has always been governed by strict rules. In ultra-Orthodox...

The Orphanmaster

The Orphanmaster
  • Author(s): Jean Zimmerman
  • Location(s): Manhattan
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1663

From a debut novelist, a gripping historical thriller and rousing love story set in seventeenth-century Manhattan It’s 1663 in the tiny, hardscrabble Dutch colony of New Amsterdam, now present-day southern Manhattan. Orphan children are going missing, and among those...

The Other Black Girl

The Other Black Girl
  • Author(s): Zakiya Dalila Harris
  • Location(s): Manhattan
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Get Out meets The Devil Wears Prada in this electric debut about the tension that unfurls when two young Black women meet against the starkly white backdrop of book publishing. Twenty-six-year-old editorial assistant Nella Rogers is tired of being...

The Other Half of My Soul

The Other Half of My Soul
  • Author(s): Bahia Abrams
  • Location(s): Aleppo, Brooklyn
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): early 21st century

Consistently receiving 5-star ratings, The Other Half of My Soul; is a gripping story about an American-born Syrian Jew from Brooklyn and a Syrian-born Shi-ite Muslim from Aleppo. The book raises profound questions about personal choices, commitments, responsibility, and...

The Other Times of Caroline Tangent

The Other Times of Caroline Tangent
  • Author(s): Ivan D Wainewright
  • Location(s): London, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Time Slip
  • Era(s): Contemporary

If you could travel back in time to see any concert, who would you go to see? 2021, North London. The home of Caroline and Jon Tangent. But it’s no ordinary suburban life. Jon has invented a time machine...

The Overdue Life of Amy Byler

The Overdue Life of Amy Byler
  • Author(s): Kelly Harms
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC), Pennsylvania
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Humour
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Overworked and underappreciated, single mom Amy Byler needs a break. So when the guilt-ridden husband who abandoned her shows up and offers to take care of their kids for the summer, she accepts his offer and escapes rural Pennsylvania...

The Perfect Mother

The Perfect Mother
  • Author(s): Aimee Molloy
  • Location(s): Brooklyn
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

We all want different things. Francie wants to be the perfect mother. Nell wants to escape the past. Collette wants to spend more time with her family. All Winnie wants is to have her baby back. When Nell suggests...

The Personal Librarian

The Personal Librarian
  • Author(s): Marie Benedict, Victoria Christopher Murray
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Biography, Fiction
  • Era(s): Early 20th Century

The remarkable story of J. P. Morgan’s personal librarian, Belle da Costa Greene, the Black American woman who was forced to hide her true identity and pass as white to leave a lasting legacy that enriched our nation, from...

The Poet X

The Poet X
  • Author(s): Elizabeth Acevedo
  • Location(s): Harlem
  • Genre(s): Young Adult
  • Era(s): Contemporary

THE POET X – THE WINNER OF THE CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL. A stunning New York Times bestseller with a powerful and unforgettable YA voice. Perfect for fans of Tomi Adeyemi’s The Children of Blood and Bone, Angie Thomas’s The...

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