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We Are New Yorkers: The New York Immigrant Experience in Fiction

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay A Novel By Chabon, Michael (Book - 2001 ) FIC C and more… Available to borrow in some locations Holds: 2

Annotation:Joe Kavalier escapes from Prague in 1939 and creates comic superheros with his Brooklyn born cousin, Sammy Clay. Winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

America's Dream
America's Dream By Santiago, Esmeralda (Paperback - 2003 ) FIC S Available to borrow in some locations Holds: 1

Annotation:A woman leaves her family in Puerto Rico to take a job as a housekeeper and nanny in Westchester.

The Assistant
The Assistant By Malamud, Bernard (Book - 2003 ) FIC M and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:In 1950's Brooklyn, a young Italian-American man works as assistant to a Brooklyn grocer who was a Russian refugee.

Banished Children of Eve
Banished Children of Eve By Quinn, Peter (Book - 1994 ) FIC Q Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:A novel of Civil War era New York that explores the experience of Irish immigrants of the era.

Bodega Dreams
Bodega Dreams By Qui̜onez, Ernesto (Book - 2000 ) FIC Q and more… In-library use only at this time in some locations Holds: 2

Annotation:This New York Times called this description of life in El Barrio a "new immigrant classic."

Bread Givers
Bread Givers A Novel By Yezierska, Anzia, 1880?-1970 (Book - 2003 ) FIC Y All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:A young Jewish girl comes of age on the Lower East Side in the 1910s and 1920s.

Breath, Eyes, Memory
Breath, Eyes, Memory By Danticat, Edwidge, 1969- (Book - 1998 ) FIC D and more… Available to borrow in some locations Holds: 4

Annotation:A twelve-year old girls leaves her village in Haiti to rejoin her mother who has been living in New York.

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao By Díaz, Junot, 1968- (Book - 2007 ) FIC D and more… In-library use only at this time in some locations Holds: 3

Annotation:Junot Diaz won the Pulitzer Prize in 2008 for this novel about a Dominican boy growing up in Patterson, NJ. (No, it's not set in NY, but it's just over the Hudson.)

Brooklyn
Brooklyn A Novel By Tóibín, Colm, 1955- (Book - 2009 ) FIC T and more… Available to borrow in some locations Holds: 2

Annotation:A young woman emigrates from Ireland to New York in the 1950s.

Brown Girl, Brownstones
Brown Girl, Brownstones [a Novel] By Marshall, Paule, 1929- (Book - 2006 ) FIC M and more… All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:The daughter of Barbadian immigrants comes of age in Depression era Brooklyn.

Call It Sleep
Call It Sleep By Roth, Henry (Book - 2005 ) FIC R and more… Available to borrow in some locations Holds: 4

Annotation:The experiences of an Austrian-Jewish family living on the Lower East Side in the early 20th century.

Christ in Concrete
Christ in Concrete A Novel By Di Donato, Pietro, 1911-1992 (Paperback - 1993 ) FIC D and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Examines the life of Italian immigrants in Lower Manhattan in the 1920s.

The Contract With God Trilogy
The Contract With God Trilogy Life on Dropsie Avenue By Eisner, Will (Book - 2006 ) GRAPHIC GN FIC E and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Seminal graphic novel depicting life in a Bronx tenement on fictional Dropsie Avenue, where Jewish, Italian and Irish immigrants live side by side.

Dreaming in Cuban
Dreaming in Cuban A Novel By Garc̕a, Cristina, 1958- (Paperback - 1993 ) FIC G and more… Available to borrow in some locations Holds: 1

Annotation:The story of three generations of a Cuban family from the 1930s to 1980, from Cuba to New York.

Eating Chinese Food Naked
Eating Chinese Food Naked By Ng, Mei, 1966- (Book - 1998 ) FIC N Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:American born daughter comes to terms with her Chinese born parents when she returns home after college.

The Education of H*Y*M*A*N K*A*P*L*A*N
The Education of H*Y*M*A*N K*A*P*L*A*N By Rosten, Leo, 1908-1997 (Paperback - 1965 ) FIC R All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:In 1930s New York, an immigrant from Kiev attempts to master English in night classes. Originally a series of humorous stories published in the New Yorker.

Elizabeth Street
Elizabeth Street A Novel Based on True Events By Fabiano, Laurie (Paperback - 2010 ) FIC F and more… All copies in use Availability details Holds: 4 on 2 copies

Annotation:A cross-generational immigrant saga that begins in Italy at the beginning of the 20th century and continues in New York's Little Italy.

Fixer Chao
Fixer Chao By Ong, Han (Book - 2001 ) FIC O

Annotation:Examines the strata of New York society as a former street hustler climbs the social ladder as Master Chao, a fictional feng shui expert.

The Fortunate Pilgrim
The Fortunate Pilgrim By Puzo, Mario, 1920-1999 (Book - 1997 ) FIC P

Annotation:This 1965 novel tells the story of a family of Italian immigrants living in Hell's Kitchen in the 1930s.

The Funeral Party
The Funeral Party By Uli︠t︡ska︠i︡a, L︠i︡udmila (Book - 2001 ) FIC U and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Russian immigrants in New York in the late 20th century.

The Gods of Gotham
The Gods of Gotham By Faye, Lyndsay (Book - 2012 ) MYSTERY F and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Irish immigrants in 1945 New York.

How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents By Alvarez, Julia (Paperback - 2010 ) FIC A and more… Available to borrow in some locations Holds: 1

Annotation:A family moves from the Dominican Republic to the Bronx in the 1960s.

Maggie, A Girl of the Streets
Maggie, A Girl of the Streets An Authoritative Text, Backgrounds and Sources, the Author and the Novel, Reviews and Criticism By Crane, Stephen, 1871-1900 (Book - 1979 ) FIC C and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:An Irish immigrant family living on the Bowery in late 19th century New York.

The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love
The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love A Novel By Hijuelos, Oscar (Paperback - 2010 ) FIC H and more… All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Two musician brothers flee from Cuba to New York in the 1950s.

Maus
Maus A Survivor's Tale By Spiegelman, Art (Book - 1997 ) GRAPHIC 940.5318 S and more… Available to borrow in some locations Holds: 1

Annotation:In this groundbreaking graphic novel, the author, who grew up in Queens, interviews his father, a Polish holocaust survivor. This first graphic novel to win Pulitzer Prize (1992.)

Native Speaker
Native Speaker By Lee, Chang-rae (Book - 1996 ) FIC L and more… Available to borrow in some locations Holds: 1

Annotation:A Korean man tries to assimilate into American society and become a "native speaker."

Netherland
Netherland By O'Neill, Joseph, 1964- (Book - 2008 ) FIC O and more… Available to borrow in some locations Holds: 1

Annotation:In post 9/11 New York, a Dutch immigrant connects to immgrants from other places through the game of cricket.

The Rise of David Levinsky
The Rise of David Levinsky By Cahan, Abraham, 1860-1951 (Book - 1993 ) FIC C Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:A Russian-Jewish immigrant arrives in New York in 1885.

The Russian Debutante's Handbook
The Russian Debutante's Handbook By Shteyngart, Gary, 1972- (Paperback - 2002 ) FIC S and more… Available to borrow in some locations Holds: 5

Annotation:A young Russian immigrant in late 20th century New York.

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn By Smith, Betty, 1896-1972 (Book - 2005 ) CLASSICS FIC S and more… Available to borrow in some locations Holds: 4

Annotation:An Irish-American family living in Brooklyn at the beginning of the 20th century.

Typical American
Typical American A Novel By Jen, Gish (Book - 2008 ) FIC J and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Three Chinese students become permanent immigrants in New York during the Communuist Revolution.

Unterzakhn
Unterzakhn By Corman, Leela (Book - 2012 ) GRAPHIC GN FIC C and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:This new graphic novel depicts immigrant life on the Lower East Side at the beginning of the 20th century.

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Fiction exploring the immigrant experience in New York from the European immigrants of the 19th and early 20th century to more recent immigrants from China, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Ireland, Korea and Russia.


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