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.