This vibrant tapestry presents Central Park in all its glory–an ode to a unique and sacred place, universally beloved throughout the City, the country, and the world. With contributions by: Paul Auster, Susan Cheever, Jonathan Safran Foer, Adam Gopnik, Francine Prose, and others. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Central Park Conservancy.
The Gods of Gotham takes readers back to New York City circa 1845 with a riveting story where two culture-shaping events converge: the formation of New York’s first police force and the great influx of Irish immigrants during the great potato famine. Faye draws on meticulous research and masterful storytelling talents as she recreates a time and place where many city dwellers lived in desperate and miserable conditions.
“Demonstrating the same flare as in her previous biography, Zimmerman (The Women of the House: How a Colonial She-Merchant Built a Mansion, a Fortune, and a Dynasty) pays respect to the lives and times of Edith Minturn Stokes and Isaac Newton Phelps Stokes. …With an impressive amount of research behind every page, Zimmerman manages to capture the sweeping drama of the turn of the century as well as the compelling story of a couple who knew how to love, fiercely. Her superb pacing and gripping narrative will appeal to all who enjoy history, biography, and real-life romance.”—Library Journal