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The Alienist
by Caleb Carr
Publisher: Random House Trade 1994
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The year is 1896, the place, New York City. On a cold March night New York Times reporter John Schuyler Moore is summoned to the East River by his friend and former Harvard classmate Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, a psychologist, or "alienist." On the unfinished... >
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The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
by Michael Chabon
Publisher: Picador USA 2001
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With this brilliant novel, the bestselling author of The Mysteries of Pittsburgh and Wonder Boys gives us an exhilarating triumph of language and invention, a stunning novel in which the tragicomic adventures of a couple of boy geniuses reveal much about... >
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Banished Children of Eve, A Novel of Civil War New York
by Peter Quinn
Publisher: Viking 1994
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Set in New York City during the Civil War years, this first novel echoes with Stephen Foster songs and the disparate voices of its teeming throngs of citizens while focusing on the experience of Irish Catholic immigrants. Quinn offers a strong,... >
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Beautiful Bodies
by Laura Cunningham
Publisher: Washington Square Pr 2003
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It has been a while since an "all female novel" rose to the wit of classics penned by Dorothy Parker or Mary McCarthy, but Beautiful Bodies has critics placing Laura Shaine Cunningham in such esteemed and delightful company while extolling the numerous... >
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Cooperative Village
by Frances Madeson
Publisher: Carol MRP Co. 2007
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Called “anarchically funny” and “a blast of light in a dark time,” Cooperative Village is a ferociously comic novel which tells the tale of an ordinary New Yorker who becomes bound for “enemy combatant status”—and possible deportation to... >
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Curious Case Of Benjamin Button, Apt. 3W
by Gabriel Brownstein
Publisher: Norton 2002
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Nine Salingeresque stories about New Yorkers and their marvelous eccentricities. This brilliantly inventive first collection captures the disparate lives of the residents of Manhattan's West 89th Street. Five stories are set in one apartment building,... >
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Dew Breaker
by Edwidge Danticat
Publisher: Knopf: Distributed by Random House 2004
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From the universally acclaimed author of Breath, Eyes, Memory and Krik? Krak! a brilliant, deeply moving work of fiction that explores the world of a “dew breaker”—a torturer—a man whose brutal crimes in the country of his birth lie hidden... >
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Edith Wharton's Old New York Society
by Maryann Zihala
Publisher: University Press of America 2002
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Divided into five thematic chapters that include "history and tradition," wealth and status," and "social awareness," this small volume is filled mainly with lengthy (some are entire chapters) excerpts from Wharton's oeuvre.
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Forever
by Pete Hamill
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company 2003
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Cormac O'Connor, who arrives in New York City from Ireland in 1741, has been given the gift of immortality--but only on the condition that he never leave the island of Manhattan. Through his eyes, this magical epic follows the city's transformation from... >
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Harlem Reader: A Celebration Of New York's Most Famous Neighborhood, From The Renaissance Years To The Twenty-First Century
by Herb Boyd
Publisher: Three Rivers Press 2003
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Creating a stunning mosaic of Harlem, award-winning editor Boyd has collected stories, poems, rap, personal memories, and narratives, in the unforgettable voices of Malcolm X, Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes, Ann Petry, Chester Himes, Ruby Dee, Willie... >
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Leaving Brooklyn
by Lynne Sharon Schwartz
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Co. PS 3569 .69 L4 1989
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The story Schwartz tells is of her adolescence, her coming of age in the sheltered world of the 1950s, and more aptly, her emergence from the sheltered life of childhood. Its central metaphor, that of the oddity of vision occasioned by a lazy, or "bad"... >
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New York's Bravest
by Mary Pope Osborne, Steve Johnson, Lou Fancher
Publisher: A.A. Knopf 2002
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In the 1840s, there was a real vounteer firefighter named Mose Humphreys whose bravery was reknown throughout New York City. Plays about him began being performed on Broadway in 1848 and over the years his strength and heroics took on larger-than-life... >
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Sunday Jews
by Hortense Calisher
Publisher: Harcourt 2002
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Hortense Calisher has been hailed as "stand[ing] vividly with Cather and Fitzgerald" (Cynthia Ozick). In this, her latest and most lauded novel, she explores a family united in blood yet divided by ideas. Son Charles hopes to be a Supreme Court justice;... >
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Walking Manhattan's Rim: The Great Saunter
by Cy A. Adler
Publisher: Green Eagle Pr 2003
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Maps out and describes the Great Saunter and all the wonderful and sometimes hidden treasures to be found along the watery rim of the world's most fascinating and varied island. Each chapter includes a detailed map and description of the diverse... >
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War At Home: A Novel
by Nora Eisenberg
Publisher: Leapfrog Press ; Distributed in the U.S. by Consortium Book Sales and Distribution 2002
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Billed as a "memoir novel," this book by Bronx native Eisenberg is a tenderly written yet harrowing portrayal of a family's disintegration in the years after World War II. Lucy Lehman is just a child when her father returns from the war. According to... >
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