The Great Gatsby, one of NYSOM's selections for the Best New York Reads.
Perhaps you’re traveling this Labor Day Weekend, or possibly kicking your feet up on your back porch at home. You might be headed out to the Far Rockaways for some final moments on the beach, or maybe you’re reading by headlamp in a tent in the Adirondacks. Wherever you’re spending the weekend, why not pick up one of NYSOM’s favorite regional reads? We all enjoy a classic page-turner or beach read, but when we’re in a literary state of mind, well, we have a thing for New York. Enjoy those sunlit hours before we’re due to turn clocks back and embrace the autumn chill.
- Adirondacks: An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser.
- Capital-Saratoga: An Albany Trio by William Kennedy.
- Catskills: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving.
- Chautauqua-Allegany: Wish You Were Here by Stewart O’Nan
- Central New York: Bridge of Sighs by Richard Russo.
- Finger Lakes: Biography of Charles Jackson by Blake Bailey
- Hudson Valley: Constance by Patrick McGrath
- Long Island: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- New York City (now and then): The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton, AND The Fran Lebowitz Reader by Fran Lebowitz.
- Southern Tier: Mark Twain in Elmira by Robert D. Jerome
- Thousand Islands/Seaway: The Winter Vault by Anne Michaels
- Western New York: City of Light by Lauren Belfer.