Friday, March 18, 2016

Top ten New York books

Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney's new novel is The Nest.

One of her ten favorite New York books, as shared at the B&N Reads blog:
The Odd Woman in the City, by Vivian Gornick

Vivian Gornick’s frank and funny memoir is about many things, including her relationship with New York City, her love of walking and how she needs “concrete beneath her feet.” I particularly admire how she writes about the sidewalks of New York, one of the city’s most vital elements and the ever-present stage for the street dramas, high and low, of city life.
Read about another entry on the list.

Also see Jay McInerney's five essential New York novels, five novels that explore the dark side in New York City, Edmund White's top 10 New York books, The Great New York City Novel, Frances Kiernan's five best books about New York society, Russell Shorto's five best books on the history of New York City, and Joanna Smith Rakoff's five favorite books of New York stories.

--Marshal Zeringue