Gotham Girl of New York Favorite Books

The Hare With  Amber Eyes by Edmund da Waal

Great House: A novel by Nicole Krause

The Island in the Center of the World by Russell Shorto is a history of New York, focusing on the Dutch contribution and influence on the city and the United States

Fiorello’s Sister: Gemma La Guardia Gluck’s Story by Rochelle G. Saidel is the biography of Gemma La Guardia Gluck. Her story is fascinating: from the Dakota territories, New York’s Greenwich Village, Hungary, being interned as a hostage in Ravenbrook Concentration Camp while her brother, Fiorello, was mayor of NYC, survival and return to New York.

The History of Love by Nicolle Krauss, a novel

The Nimrod Flipout, unique short stories by Etgar Keret, a an extraordinary Israeli writer.

Wild New york- A guide to the Wildlife, Wild Places and Natural Phenomena of New York City by Mittelbach and Crewdson- includes the geology of the area and it even tries to explain the city’s weather. (explain not predict)

The Life of the Skies by Jonathan Rosen, a novel about….nature and birding, in New York

Descartes Bones by Russell Shorto. A pleasure.

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