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New York, New York

A Few Classics

The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

A Hazard of New Fortunes by William Dean Howells

Manhattan Transfer by John Dos Passos

Wonderful Town:  New York Stories from the New Yorker

Set in the Nineteenth Century (or earlier)

City of Dreams:  A Novel of Nieuw Amsterdam and Early Manhattan by      Beverly Swerling

The Alienist by Caleb Carr

The Navigator of New York by Wayne Johnston

Paradise Alley by Kevin Baker

Time and Again by Jack Finney

Set in the Twentieth Century (first half)

Call it Sleep by Henry Roth

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

Home to Harlem by Claude McKay

Murder Me Now by Annette Meyers

Marjorie Morningstar by Herman Wouk

World’s Fair by E. L. Doctorow

Coney by Abraham Ducovny

The Chosen by Chaim Potok

Up in the Old Hotel by Joseph Mitchell

Strivers Row by Kevin Baker

Set in the Twentieth Century (second half)

The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy

Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote

False Gods by Louis Auchincloss

Murder at City Hall by Edward I. Koch

Matthew Scudder mysteries by Lawrence Block

Bodega Dreams by Ernesto Quinones

Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem

Duplicate Keys by Jane Smiley

The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe

The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger

The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus

The Grand Complication by Allen Kurzweil

Set in the Twenty-First Century (and Beyond)

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

Is New York Burning?  by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre

Specimen Days by Michael Cunningham


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