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Books That Take Place On Long Island

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For the love of Real Estate, local businesses and communities of Long Island's North Shore and beyond...

For the love of Real Estate, local businesses and communities of Long Island's North Shore and beyond...

Jun 13 3 minutes read

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. 

~ Live, Love, Read Local  ~


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


 photo courtesy of @acozyreader



Independent Bookstores


photo courtesy of @robbb_thomas






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