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Bright Lights, Big City

Bright Lights, Big City
  • Author(s): Jay McInerney
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1980s

The novel follows a young man, living in Manhattan as if he owned it, through nightclubs, fashion shows, editorial offices, and loft parties as he attempts to outstrip mortality and the recurring approach of dawn. With nothing but goodwill,...

Bronx Bound

Bronx Bound
  • Author(s): John Roche
  • Location(s): The Bronx
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): 1988

The year is 1988 and reporter Matt Brady of The Bronx Ledger is trying hard to get out of both his native borough and the dead-end job he’s stuck in, writing for a weekly newspaper. When he’s sent to...

Bronx Noir

Bronx Noir
  • Author(s): S J Rozan
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Crime, Short Stories
  • Era(s): Modern

An anthology of “noir” short stories, by different authors under the editorship of S J Rozan. Mystery, crime…they all feature in the underbelly of a few short blocks.

Brooklyn

Brooklyn
  • Author(s): Colm Tóibín
  • Location(s): Brooklyn, Enniscorthy
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1950s

Colm Toibin’s Brooklyn is a devastating story of love, loss and one woman’s terrible choice between duty and personal freedom. It is Ireland in the early 1950s and for Eilis Lacey, as for so many young Irish girls, opportunities...

Brooklyn Noir

Brooklyn Noir
  • Author(s): Tim McLoughlin
  • Location(s): Brooklyn
  • Genre(s): Crime, Short Stories
  • Era(s): Modern

An anthlogy of stories under the editorship of Tim McLoughlin. New York’s punchiest borough asserts its criminal legacy with all new stories from a magnificent set of today’s best writers. Brooklyn Noir moves from Coney Island to Bay Ridge...

Brooklyn Noir 3 (Nothing but the Truth)

Brooklyn Noir 3 (Nothing but the Truth)
  • Author(s): Tim McLoughlin
  • Location(s): Brooklyn
  • Genre(s): Crime, Short Stories
  • Era(s): Various

An anthology of short stories under the editorship of Tim McLoughlin set in Brookly, some noir, essentially factual.

Buddhaland Brooklyn

Buddhaland Brooklyn
  • Author(s): Richard C Morais
  • Location(s): Brooklyn, Japan
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

As he approaches his fortieth birthday, the introverted monk Seido Oda is ordered by his superior to leave behind his peaceful, quiet refuge in the remote mountains of Japan and set up a temple in Brooklyn’s Little Calabria. There...

Bull Street

Bull Street
  • Author(s): David Lender
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

Bull Street is the story of Richard Blum, a naïve, young Wall Streeter who gives a jaded billionaire the chance for redemption, as they team up to bring down an insider trading ring before they wind up in jail...

Carl Van Vechten and the Harlem Renaissance: A Portrait in Black and White

Carl Van Vechten and the Harlem Renaissance: A Portrait in Black and White
  • Author(s): Emily Bernard
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Biography, Historical
  • Era(s): First half 1900s

Van Vechten’s theater of life unfolded across Manhattan: both in opulent drawing rooms and at formal dining tables as well as Harlem “rent parties” or at smoky Uptown clubs. He “lived at the intersection of black and white,” writes...

Carol

Carol
  • Author(s): Patricia Highsmith
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): 1952

Therese is just an ordinary sales assistant working in a New York department store when a beautiful, alluring woman in her thirties walks up to her counter. Standing there, Therese is wholly unprepared for the first shock of love....

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