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Best Books Set in New York City

From classics like "Catcher in the Rye" to historical fiction like "The Alienist" to contemporary novels like "Bodega Dreams" -- which books exploit New York best?
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324 books · 420 voters · list created October 4th, 2011 by John (votes) .
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Susanna - Censored by GoodReads There's already a list for books about NYC, with over 270 voters: http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/18... .


message 2: by P.J. (new)

P.J. Sullivan "Breakfast at Tiffany's" is listed twice and should be combined. See numbers 7 and 9.


message 3: by BookLovingLady (last edited Sep 10, 2016 06:25AM) (new)

BookLovingLady Fear of Flying is mostly set in Europe, if I remember correctly.


message 4: by Mark (new)

Mark Palmer The Fountainhead.


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