We asked the experts what their favorite Upper East Side reads were. Here was what they had to say.
Meg Wolitzer, author of The Ten-Year Nap
â€œThe Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton, the stories of John Cheever and, of course, Harriet the Spy, by Louise Fitzhugh.
Todd Strasser, author of Famous
â€œCertainly Bonfire of the Vanities is one. Anything set there and written by Joan Didion, Woody Allen or Nora Ephron would also have to be among my favorites.
Dr. Susan O"Doherty, psychologist and literary blogger
â€œI love Dominick Dunne"s novels, especially People Like Us. He was enough of an insider in that world to present a detailed and convincing picture of life on Fifth Avenue, yet he was cynical about privilege. A truly engaging combination.
Melissa de la Cruz, author of the Blue Bloods series and newly released Witches of East End
â€œBonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe's the best!
Katharine Weber, author of The Memory of All That
â€œ[Books that come to mind include] Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, Breakfast at Tiffany"s by Truman Capote, and American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis.
Harris Healy, owner of Logos Bookstore, 1575 York Ave.
Stuart Little by E.B. White, especially the scene in the boat basin in Central Park. The Upper East Side lends itself well to children"s literature, especially in books like Stuart Little and The House on East 88th Street, which features Lyle the crocodile. The East Side is a big neighborhood for families with young children, and lots of children"s literature comes from that.
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