|At book club -- sharing Linda Fairstein books...|
For me -- the BEST thing about her books is that they are always set in New York City. Linda Fairstein was the chief prosecutor in the Sexual Victims Unit for 20 years -- so the mysteries always have that bedrock of authenticity. So make no mistake -- the crimes can be disturbing.
But she ALWAYS, ALWAYS TEACHES me something unexpected or even shocking about the buildings, people and places of New York City.
|I learned so much about the art world as it exists in New York City...|
|Historical lessons...about Bannerman Castle, Governor's Island, etc.|
|She writes about an abandoned mental hospital on an island in the East River...|
|The Baptist churches in Harlem used to be Jewish synagogues!|