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Books That Take Place On Long Island

Who doesn't love relaxing with a great book? Loaded with beauty, Long Island is a great setting for literature. We've compiled some of the top-rated fiction books using some of our favorite towns as their inspiration. Scroll for non-fiction so you learn more about Long Island's incredible history.
Also be sure to check out our list of independent bookstores to find your next great read. 

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Top Rated Fiction Set On Long Island

  • The Lighting Thief- Rick Riordan
    • 4.5 Stars with 4,820 Reviews

  • Barefoot Girls- Tara McTiernan 
    • 4.5 Stars with 39 Reviews

  • The Tender Bar - J.R. Moehringer
    • 4.5 Stars with 571 Reviews

  • The Godfather- Mario Puzo- 
    • 4.5 Stars with 1,268 Reviews

  • The Great Gatsby- F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • 4 Stars with 7,709 Reviews

  • The Gold Coast- Nelson DeMille
    • 4 Stars with 842 Reviews

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  • The Amityville Horror- Jay Anson 
    • 4 Stars with 258 Reviews

  • The Widow Waltz- Sally Koslow 
    • 4 Stars with 216 Reviews

  • Amagansett - Mark Mills 
    • 4 Stars with 83 Reviews

  • Local Girls- Alice Hoffman 
    • 4 Stars with 64 Reviews

  • A Wedding in Great Neck- Yona Zeldis McDonough 
    • 4 Stars  with 33 Reviews

  • Cold Spring Harbor- Richard Yates
    • 3 stars with 49 Reviews

**Rating & Review stats courtesy of Amazon

Non-Fiction About Long Island

  • Cold Spring Harbor
    • Robert Hughes
  • George Washington's Secret Six: The Spy Ring that Saved the American Revolution
    • Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger
  • Long Island Oddities
    • John Leita
  • Eagle's Nest: The William K Vanderbilt II Estate
    • Stephanie Gress
  • Oheka Castle
    • Joan Cergol
  • Around Huntington Village
    • Dr. Alfred V. Sforza & Antonia S. Mattheou
  • Lost British Forts of Long Island
    • David M. Griffin
  • Caumsett: The Marshall Field III Gold Coast Estate
    • Caumsett Foundation

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Independent Bookstores

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