Our favourite New York books for kids and adults

I am a big reader. Always have been. At school I used to climb up trees with a paperback stuck down the back of my dreadful ginger-brown cords to read during lunchbreaks. So when we found out about The Big Move, I started to read up on New York. I put a call out for recommendations on this blog and on Facebook, and started ploughing my way through them.

Here are some of my personal favourite books about New York.

For adults:

  1. New York: A Novel’, by Edward Rutherford. By far and away my favourite book about NYC. It’s a brilliant book, following the lives of one merchant family down the generations, from Dutch Beaver skin traders through to 9/11. It gives a fantastic grounding in the city’s Continue reading “Our favourite New York books for kids and adults”

Calling all New York novels

Have been asking friends, teachers and other moms (see, am getting the lingo) for their favourite books about New York. Here are a few:

‘New York’, by Edward Rutherford

The Goldfinch’ by Donna Tart

Just Kids’ by Patti Smith

Netherland’ by Joseph O’Neill

New York Trilogy’ by Paul Auster

Let the Great World Spin’ by Colum McCann
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