4 Authors Share Their Favorite Book Recommendations
by Wilton Barnhardt
"A bygone New York has been very much in vogue in TV and books as of late, but Emma is as much a universal coming-of-age story as a very specific tale about New York from the mid-'70s to the early '80s. Plus, it's just flat-out hilarious. Gil moves to New York to try to become an actor and falls under the spell of Emma, one of his roommates. I love it because it's not overtly nostalgic, yet it also doesn't require Gil to disavow his younger self."
— Laura Lippman, Wilde Lake