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A Guide to the New York of HBO’s Girls

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Each season we announce our new titles individually, each in their own post, to give you a little extra background behind the book. If you’ve missed any, you can check them all out here. All of Fall 2013’s intro posts are here.


Something about starting a new book or tv show always reminds me of visiting a city for the first time. There’s a landscape to explore. Pacing to settle into. People to meet and little details to take in. The most satisfying stories are usually ones where the setting feels alive, like it could really exist.

Sometimes, of course, that’s because it does–because the story takes place in a city like New York, or Chicago, or Paris, that exist in the …

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