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Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald

Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald

Author(s): Therese Anne Fowler

Location(s): France, French Riviera (Cote d'Azur), New York City (NYC), Paris, United States (USA)

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): First half 20th century

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When beautiful, reckless Southern belle Zelda Sayre meets F. Scott Fitzgerald at a country club dance in 1918, she is seventeen and he is a young army lieutenant. Before long, Zelda has fallen for him, even though Scott isn’t...

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Ellis Island

Ellis Island

Author(s): Kate Kerrigan

Location(s): County Mayo, New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): Early 1900s

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Rural Irish girl Ellie loves living in New York, working as a lady’s maid for a wealthy socialite. She tries to persuade her husband, John, to join her but he is embroiled in his affairs in Ireland, and caught...

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1876

1876

Author(s): Gore Vidal

Location(s): New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Historical

Era(s): Late 19th Century

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Novel set in New York.This is politics as it ought to be: gossip, corruption, money, dinner parties, more corruption, and all the tacky panoply of power. Into the rarefied atmosphere of a world where money has begun to talk...

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A Certain Age

A Certain Age

Author(s): Beatriz Williams

Location(s): New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical, Romance

Era(s): 1920s

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New York in the Roaring Twenties – a time for love, secrets and scandal… As the freedom of the Jazz Age transforms New York City, the iridescent Mrs Theresa Marshall of Fifth Avenue – a beautiful socialite of a...

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A Family Scandal

A Family Scandal

Author(s): Zoe Miller

Location(s): Hong Kong, London, New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Fiction, Romance

Era(s): Modern

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The Rock Star It is twenty years since rock musician Zach Anderson mysteriously plunged to his death in a lake. When media interest in the incident is suddenly re-ignited, hidden tensions fracture the glamorous facade of the Morgan family,...

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A Winter’s Tale

A Winter’s Tale

Author(s): Mark Helprin

Location(s): New York City (NYC)

Era(s): Early 20th century

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A bestseller that takes readers on a journey to New York of the Belle Epoque, where Peter Lake attempts to rob a Manhattan mansion only to find the daughter of the house at home. Thus begins the love between...

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A Woman’s choice

A Woman’s choice

Author(s): Annie Thomas

Location(s): New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): Pre WW1

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It is 1901. Queen Victoria is dead; a new era has begun. And on a cold April morning a young girl stands uncertainly on Liverpool Docks ready to board an emigrant ship that will take her to America and...

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Another Brooklyn

Another Brooklyn

Author(s): Jacqueline Woodson

Location(s): Brooklyn

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Later 20th Century

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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...

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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

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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...

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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

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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,...

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