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Brooklyn Reads Brooklyn: Adult Fiction Set in South Brooklyn

Looking for a book to read over the holiday break? Check this list of worthy titles, all set in South Brooklyn.

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Panic in a suitcase : a novel

Akhtiorskaya, Yelena. |

A dazzling novel about a Russian immigrant family living in Brighton Beach.


Baker, Kevin, 1958- |

A historical novel set in turn-of-the-last-century Coney Island.

The amazing adventures of Kavalier & Clay : a novel

Chabon, Michael. |

A refugee from World War II partners with his Brooklyn cousin at the dawn of the comic book industry.

Marine Park : stories

Chiusano, Mark. |

Dazzling stories from a new literary voice, set in a seldom-chronicled Brooklyn neighborhood.

Rizzo's fire

Manfredo, Lou. |

NYPD veteran Joe Rizzo faces a baffling case when he investigates a murder in Bensonhurst.

A fine place : a novel

Montemarano, Nicholas, 1970- |

After serving time for an infamous crime, a young man returns to Bensonhurst.

Vaclav & Lena : a novel

Tanner, Haley. |

A pair of young Russian immigrants in love are parted and reunited in Brighton Beach.

Magruder's curiosity cabinet : a novel

Wood, H. P. (Hilary Poole), author. |

Abandoned in Coney Island, a young woman makes friends with a nearby museum of living oddities.