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All Grown Up

All Grown Up
  • Author(s): Jami Attenberg
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Andrea is a single, childless 39-year-old woman who tries to navigate family, sexuality, friendships and a career she never wanted, but battles with thoughts and desires that few people would want to face up to. Told in gut-wrenchingly honest...

Amber Green Takes Manhattan (Amber Green 2)

Amber Green Takes Manhattan (Amber Green 2)
  • Author(s): Rosie Nixon
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Romance, Humour
  • Era(s): Contemporary

When her TV producer boyfriend Rob announces that he’s been offered a job in New York, filming with the infamous Angel Wear lingerie models, Amber knows its her perfect chance to take the New York fashion world by storm....

Animal

Animal
  • Author(s): Lisa Taddeo
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

I drove myself out of New York City where a man shot himself in front of me. He was a gluttonous man and when his blood came out it looked like the blood of a pig. That’s a cruel...

Another Brooklyn

Another Brooklyn
  • Author(s): Jacqueline Woodson
  • Location(s): Brooklyn
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Later 20th Century

Running into a long-ago friend sets memory from the 1970s in motion for August, transporting her to a time and a place where friendship was everything until it wasn t. For August and her girls, sharing confidences as they...

Apple of my Eye

Apple of my Eye
  • Author(s): Helene Hanff
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Travelogue
  • Era(s): 1970s

A celebration of her life-long love for New York, Hanff embarked on this project as an assignment, and realized she had not been to many of the main tourist attractions- the Statue of Liberty, Wall Street, the World Trade...

Automats, Taxi Dances, and Vaudeville: Excavating Manhattan’s Lost Places of Leisure

Automats, Taxi Dances, and Vaudeville: Excavating Manhattan’s Lost Places of Leisure
  • Author(s): David Freeland
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Historical
  • Era(s): Various

From the lights that never go out on Broadway to its 24-hour subway system, New York City isn’t called “the city that never sleeps” for nothing. Both native New Yorkers and tourists have played hard in Gotham for centuries,...

Bamboo and Blood

Bamboo and Blood
  • Author(s): James Church
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC), North Korea, Switzerland
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): 1997

It is 1997 and North Korea is in the grip of a terrible famine. When the wife of a North Korean diplomat in Pakistan dies under suspicious circumstances, O is told to investigate, with a curious provison: Don’t look...

Black Chalk

Black Chalk
  • Author(s): Christopher J Yates
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC), Oxford
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

A compulsively readable psychological thriller set in New York and at Oxford University, in which a group of six students play an elaborate game of dares and consequences, with tragic results One game. Six students. Five survivors. It was...

Black Maps

Black Maps
  • Author(s): Peter Spiegelman
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Modern

Years after the personal tragedy that scarred his life, Private Investigator John March lives a twilight existence in Manhattan. He is tough and ruthlessly efficient in his professional life, yet introspective and vulnerable when it comes to his relationships...

Blood Count

Blood Count
  • Author(s): Reggie Nadelson
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Modern

In New York’s Harlem, every street is steeped in history, and the music of jazz legends plays in the memories of its residents. Artie Cohen could feel at home here – if he wasn’t on the trail of a...

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