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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....

Christmas at Tiffany’s

Christmas at Tiffany’s
  • Author(s): Karen Swan
  • Location(s): London, New York City (NYC), Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Cassie settled down too young, marrying her first serious boyfriend. Now, ten years later, she is betrayed and broken. With her marriage in tatters and no career or home of her own, she needs to work out where she...

City of Dreams

City of Dreams
  • Author(s): Beverly Swerling
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1660s onwards

Rich with unforgettable characters and history, intricately plotted and utterly absorbing, “City of Dreams” is a stirring saga of early Manhattan and the beginnings of medical science told by a master storyteller. In 1661, Lucas Turner and his sister,...

City of Girls

City of Girls
  • Author(s): Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Retrospective 1940s/50s/60s

It is the summer of 1940. Nineteen-year-old Vivian Morris arrives in New York with her suitcase and sewing machine, exiled by her despairing parents. Although her quicksilver talents with a needle and commitment to mastering the perfect hair roll...

City of Hope

City of Hope
  • Author(s): Kate Kerrigan
  • Location(s): County Mayo, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1930s

An uplifting, inspiring and heart-warming story of a woman truly ahead of her time. Of loves lost and found, of courage and determination. It is the 1930s and when her beloved husband, John, suddenly dies, young Ellie Hogan decides...

city-pick New York

city-pick New York
  • Author(s): Heather Reyes (Editor)
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Various

New York is one of the most exciting and pulsating cities on earth. Here over seventy dazzling writers celebrate the richness and diversity of this amazing metropolis – the latest in this unique series featuring the best-ever writing on...

Cospmopolis

Cospmopolis
  • Author(s): Don DeLillo
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

DeLillo’s protagonist this time is a well-heeled American, Eric Packer, who sets out one eventful day for a haircut. Gazing through the windows of his white limousine (and availing himself of its state-of-the-art technology), this self-made millionaire takes in...

Dinner with Edward

Dinner with Edward
  • Author(s): Isabel Vincent
  • Location(s): Manhattan, Roosevelt Island
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Earlier 2000s

A charming, tender and life-affirming memoir of a woman’s unlikely bond with a 93-year-old widower With its delicious food, warm jazz, and stunning views of Manhattan, Edward’s home was a much-needed refuge for reporter Isabel Vincent. Her recently widowed...

Dog Fight

Dog Fight
  • Author(s): Matt Burgess
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): Modern

Set Queens. lfredo Batista has some worries. Okay, a lot of worries. His older brother, Jose-sorry, Tariq-is returning from a stretch in prison after an unsuccessful robbery, a burglary that Alfredo was supposed to be part of. So now...

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