Have been asking friends, teachers and other ‘moms’ (see, am getting the lingo) for their favourite books about New York. Here are a few:
‘New York’, by Edward Rutherford
‘The Goldfinch’ by Donna Tart
‘Just Kids’ by Patti Smith
‘Netherland’ by Joseph O’Neill
‘New York Trilogy’ by Paul Auster
‘Let the Great World Spin’ by Colum McCann
‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ by Truman Capote
‘Maeve Brennan: Homesick at the New Yorker’ by Angela Bourke
And for kids, I’ve been put on to ‘New York Baby’ by Puck and Violet Lemay
Will slowly work my way through them and report back. Edward Rutherford’s ‘New York’ has been recommended by six separate people, so I’ll start with that tonight.
So, what else should I be reading? Feel free to make your own recommendations in the comments section.