A City Can Be Found in Its Books

From a Times Insider column by Katherine J. Igoe headlined “A City Can Be Found in Its Books”:

One of the best ways to learn about a locale is through its literature. Now, after years of Covid-19 restrictions, global travel has picked up again, and Read Your Way Around the World, a series from the Books desk at The New York Times, aims to help readers with their wanderlust. In the column, authors provide literary guides to their cities, including book recommendations that capture a sense of everyday life and the local cultural landscape.