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Elevator Pitch

Elevator Pitch

Author(s): Linwood Barclay

Location(s): Manhattan

Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller

Era(s): Contemporary

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It begins on a Monday, when four people board an elevator in Manhattan. Each presses the button for their floor, but the elevator climbs, non-stop, to the top where it pauses for a few seconds, before dropping. Right to...

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Eloise

Eloise

Author(s): Kay Thompson

Location(s): New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Children

Era(s): 20th entury

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Eloise lives with her nanny at The Plaza Hotel in New York. The daughter of extremely rich parents, she is left daily to her own devices. She knows everything about The Plaza and everyone in it. Henry James would...

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Empire Rising

Empire Rising

Author(s): Thomas Kelly

Location(s): New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1930s

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It is 1930, and ground has just been broken for the Empire State Building. One of the thousands of men who will come to work high above the city is Michael Briody, an Irish immigrant torn between his desire...

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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Author(s): Jonathan Safran Foer

Location(s): New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Early 21st Century/various

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Nine-year-old Oskar Schell is an inventor, amateur entomologist, Francophile, letter writer, pacifist, natural historian, percussionist, romantic, Great Explorer, jeweller, detective, vegan, and collector of butterflies. When his father is killed in the September 11th attacks on the World Trade...

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Fin and Lady

Fin and Lady

Author(s): Cathleen Schine

Location(s): New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1964

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It is 1964. Eleven-year-old Fin and his glamorous, worldly, older half sister, Lady, have just been orphaned. Fin has not seen Lady in six years, but she is now his legal guardian – and his only hope. Uprooted from...

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Final Girls

Final Girls

Author(s): Riley Sager

Location(s): New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Crime, Thriller

Era(s): Modern

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FIRST THERE WERE THREE The media calls them the Final Girls – Quincy, Sam, Lisa – the infamous group that no one wants to be part of. The sole survivors of three separate killing sprees, they are linked by...

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Forty Years in a Day

Forty Years in a Day

Author(s): Dianne Vigorito

Location(s): New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1900s Great Depression onwards

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Confession is good for the soul even after the soul has been claimed… The story begins in Italy, 1900. After years of torment and neglect, Victoria and her four small children immigrate to Hell’s Kitchen, New York, to escape...

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Ghana Must Go

Ghana Must Go

Author(s): Taiye Selasi

Location(s): New England, New York City (NYC), West Africa

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern

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With mesmerizing craftsmanship and massive imagination takes the reader on an unforgettable journey across continents and most importantly deeply into the lives of the people whom she writes about. She de-“exoticizes” whole populations and demographics and brings...

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Girl in Translation

Girl in Translation

Author(s): Jean Kwok

Location(s): Brooklyn

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 20th Century

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New York Times bestseller Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok is a powerful story about a Chinese immigrant family in Brooklyn. Kimberley Chang and her mother move from Hong Kong to New York. A new life awaits them – making a new...

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Harriet the Spy

Harriet the Spy

Author(s): Louise Fitzhugh

Location(s): New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Children

Era(s): Mid 20th Centu

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First published by HarperCollinsUS in 1964, this classic children’s novel has sold over 4 million copies and was awarded the New York Times Outstanding Book Award. Sixth-grader Harriet attends school on the New York’s Upper East Side along with...

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