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New York, New York September 20, 2007

Posted by bookgoddess in Fiction, Literature, Reading, Reading lists.
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We just had our monthly All You Can Read Book Buffet (which meets on the third Thursday of the month at 12:15 p.m. and you are most certainly invited!)

Our topic this month was “New York, New York”, and it was certainly an embarrassment of riches, even though I limited it to fiction to avoid being completely overwhelmed.  Everyone has a favorite New York novel, or several.  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith was one of the favorite books of my teen years, and more recently I so enjoyed The Alienist by Caleb Carr.

I’d love to read every book on the list (here’s the link:  New York, New York Reading List), and I am having a hard time deciding where to start.  However, this is a strong contender:  Wonderful Town:  New York Stories from the New Yorker.  Everyone who is anyone (in terms of New Yorker fiction, at least) is represented here, from James Thurber to Woody Allen.

Let me know about your favorite New York reads!

The Book Goddess