From Jay-Z to Frank Sinatra, folks from all over know that New York City is a crazy, wonderful place to call home. Not only is it the home of the Statue of Liberty, the United Nations, and countless celebrities, all the lovely LibraryLoveFest ladies hang our hats here as well. NYC has captured the lives and imaginations of so many artists and writers over the years. The glory and grit of the City that Never Sleeps has captured the lives and imaginations of so many artists and writers over the years, and we have several upcoming titles that demonstrate how.
Dick Wolf’s The Execution features NYC as the setting for his second novel starring Detective Jeremy Fisk. Fisk must team up with Mexican agent Cecilia Garza to find and stop an assassin who has turned his sights on Manhattan for United Nations week. If you are a fan of Wolf’s Law & Order or Miami Vice, then check this one out.
From the author of Making Toast and Kayak Morning comes Roger Rosenblatt’s newest work, a memoir of his early years exploring NYC. In The Boy Detective, Rosenblatt remembers a disappeared New York in his walks across Manhattan, tracing the physical paths as he traverses the alleys of his memory in a tribute to and lament for the city. Available on Edelweiss.
Nathan W. Pyle explores the comical side of the Big Apple in NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette, his hip and funny illustrated guide to living in the city. Pyle provides tips for any transplant on how to survive NYC like a local, from successfully hailing a cab to properly riding an escalator. As a recent immigrant to NYC myself, I wish I had read these tips earlier.