Books Set in the Big Apple

Author Amber Brock selects 7 historical fiction novels set in New York City.

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With a population of nearly 8.5 million squeezed into 304 square miles, it’s little wonder that New York City captivates authors’ imaginations the way it does. The novels below take full advantage of the possibilities and show the Big Apple as a place where anything can happen.

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AMBER BROCK teaches British literature at an all girls’ school in Atlanta. She holds an MA from the University of Georgia and lives in Smyrna with her husband, also an English teacher, and their three rescue dogs.

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