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Meet Kirsten: An American Girl

Meet Kirsten: An American Girl
  • Author(s): Janet Beeler Shaw
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC), Minnesota
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1850s

Kirsten Larson is a pioneer girl of strength and spirit growing up on the Minnesota prairie in 1854. Kirsten’s stories begin with her long, dangerous voyage with her family from Sweden to America. At first, Kirsten finds it difficult...

A Girl Made of Air

A Girl Made of Air
  • Author(s): Nydia Hetherington
  • Location(s): Coney Island
  • Genre(s): Fantasy
  • Era(s): Post WW2

This is the story of The Greatest Funambulist Who Ever Lived… Born into a post-war circus family, our nameless star was unwanted and forgotten, abandoned in the shadows of the big top. Until the bright light of Serendipity Wilson...

Back to Life

Back to Life
  • Author(s): Wendy Coakley-Thompson
  • Location(s): New Jersey, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Late 1980s

1989. Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. An Italian mob murders a black teenager named Yusuf Hawkins. That same night, across the Hudson River in New Jersey, Lisa and Marc meet at a party. Lisa’s black. Marc’s Italian. They eventually hook up. But...

The Soldier’s Home

The Soldier’s Home
  • Author(s): George Costigan
  • Location(s): France, England, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Second half 20th Century

The Soldier’s Home’ is the stunning sequel to the bestselling debut, ‘The Single Soldier’, by renowned actor and writer George Costigan. The war is over and his home was re-built … but a home is just a set of...

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...

A Bright Ray of Darkness

A Bright Ray of Darkness
  • Author(s): Ethan Hawke
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

The first novel in nearly twenty years from the acclaimed actor/writer/director, A BRIGHT RAY OF DARKNESS is a book about art and love, fame and heartbreak — a blistering story of a young man making his Broadway debut just...

The Last to See Her

The Last to See Her
  • Author(s): Courtney Evan Tate
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

A woman disappears into the dark city night… Gen is on the verge of a divorce from her cheating husband. When her sister, Meg, has a convention to attend in the Big Apple, she invites Gen along to celebrate...

Red Pill

Red Pill
  • Author(s): Hari Kunzru
  • Location(s): Paris, Berlin, London, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

After receiving a prestigious writing fellowship in Germany, the narrator of “Red Pill” arrives in the Berlin suburb of Wannsee and struggles to accomplish anything at all. Instead of working on the book he has proposed to write, he...

Fortune Favors the Dead

Fortune Favors the Dead
  • Author(s): Stephen Spotswood
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): 1940s

The first in the brilliant new Pentecost and Parker series, FORTUNE FAVOURS THE DEAD is a hugely entertaining murder mystery set in 1940s New York City. New York, 1946. Lillian Pentecost is the most successful private detective in the...

The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street

The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street
  • Author(s): Karina Yan Glaser
  • Location(s): Harlem
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): Contemporary

From New York Times best-selling author Karina Yan Glaser comes one of Times’  Notable Children’s Books of 2017: “In this delightful and heartwarming throwback to the big-family novels of yesteryear, a large biracial family might lose their beloved brownstone home, but win...

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